Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Dallas, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Dallas, TX are 12.2% lower than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dallas, TX are 15.5% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Dallas, TX are 20.2% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Dallas, TX are 23.8% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Dallas, TX are 15.2% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Dallas, TX is 3.5% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 $ 80.00 $      -33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 5.50 $      -31.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 7.00 $      -30.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.35 $ 5.33 $      -0.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 2.67 $      -4.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.10 $ 2.14 $      +1.8 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.80 $ 3.52 $      -26.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.82 $ 3.10 $      -35.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.72 $ 2.04 $      -25.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.36 $ 2.48 $      -53.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.32 $ 4.94 $      -21.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.61 $ 5.63 $      -26.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.35 $ 7.21 $      -13.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.52 $ 2.27 $      -9.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.67 $      -29.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.99 $      +33.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 $ 1.99 $      -10.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 $ 1.65 $      +14.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 $ 1.31 $      +23.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.06 $ 2.02 $      -1.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $ 2.31 $      +4.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $ 2.17 $      +0.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.90 $ 4.60 $      +18.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 9.98 $      -16.8 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 3.00 $      +71.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.48 $ 95.00 $      +13.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.30 $ 3.00 $      -30.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.80 $      +3.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 24.00 $      -17.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.34 $ 3.11 $      -41.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 32,000.00 $      +6.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,610.75 $ 26,692.40 $      +0.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 196.27 $ 242.41 $      +23.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 70.30 $ 67.19 $      -4.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.16 $ 72.21 $      -1.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.85 $ 41.67 $      -39.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.40 $ 30.00 $      +123.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.50 $ 14.00 $      -20.0 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,950.00 $ 1,053.33 $      -46.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,750.00 $ 13,500.00 $      -53.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.66 $ 61.41 $      -2.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.81 $ 50.00 $      +16.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.83 $ 103.40 $      -2.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.75 $ 139.19 $      -4.5 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,487.11 $ 1,927.36 $      -22.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,091.67 $ 1,529.32 $      -26.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,728.52 $ 4,034.27 $      -14.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,774.65 $ 2,953.57 $      -21.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 762.34 $ 575.00 $      -24.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 667.07 $ 389.75 $      -41.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,192.94 $ 5,412.39 $      -12.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.78 6.49      -4.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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