Cost of Living Comparison Between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 6.95% lower than in Dallas, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 8.61% lower than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 11.22% lower than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 7.52% lower than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 5.06% lower than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 3.74% lower than in Dallas, TX
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Restaurants
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 50.00 $      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 5.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 6.00 $      -14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.38 $ 3.94 $      -10.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $ 1.68 $      -18.23 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.47 $ 1.54 $      +4.80 %
Markets
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.04 $ 3.08 $      +1.30 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.52 $ 2.19 $      -12.85 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.70 $ 1.31 $      -22.51 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.14 $ 2.00 $      -6.70 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.82 $ 4.30 $      +12.74 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.85 $ 3.55 $      -7.97 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.02 $ 5.39 $      -10.50 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.76 $      +9.96 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.57 $      -28.36 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.28 $ 1.42 $      +11.22 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.31 $ 1.32 $      +0.81 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $ 0.88 $      -20.50 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.92 $      -7.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $ 1.36 $      +4.38 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.63 $ 1.39 $      -14.39 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.50 $ 12.00 $      +4.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.82 $ 2.14 $      -24.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 $ 2.34 $      -11.54 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.52 $ 7.15 $      -4.92 %
Transportation
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 $ 1.25 $      -64.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.00 $ 40.00 $      -58.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 3.00 $      +15.38 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $ 2.31 $      +28.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 $ 24.00 $      +14.29 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.06 $ 2.09 $      +1.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $ 24,000.00 $      +6.67 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,395.29 $ 21,873.82 $      +7.25 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 167.48 $ 145.06 $      -13.38 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.20 $      +36.01 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.83 $ 63.19 $      +3.88 %
Sports And Leisure
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.69 $ 39.66 $      -2.52 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.44 $ 17.10 $      +129.92 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 11.50 $      -4.17 %
Childcare
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,032.04 $ 905.00 $      -12.31 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,813.88 $ 19,833.33 $      +33.88 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.35 $ 42.77 $      -9.68 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.16 $ 33.41 $      -18.83 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.64 $ 75.01 $      +0.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.96 $ 98.07 $      +6.65 %
Rent Per Month
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,517.48 $ 1,399.38 $      -7.78 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,107.13 $ 979.92 $      -11.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,023.42 $ 2,478.43 $      -18.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,765.64 $ 1,723.86 $      -2.37 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 279.38 $ 255.18 $      -8.66 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 155.50 $ 122.65 $      -21.13 %
Salaries And Financing
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,218.96 $ 4,591.17 $      -12.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.74 3.49      -6.56 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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