Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Houston, TX 

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Cost of Living in Houston, TX is 34.0% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Houston, TX is 46.5% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 60.1% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 38.5% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 33.2% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 55.1% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $ 15.75 $      -47.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $ 80.00 $      -38.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 9.12 $      -24.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 5.00 $      -37.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 $ 6.50 $      -38.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.69 $ 5.16 $      -9.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $ 2.49 $      -18.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 1.87 $      -18.6 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.54 $ 3.41 $      -38.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.46 $ 2.77 $      -37.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.33 $ 1.40 $      -57.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.20 $ 3.68 $      -29.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.46 $ 5.81 $      -22.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.65 $ 5.12 $      -23.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.49 $ 7.34 $      -13.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.25 $ 2.05 $      -37.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.58 $      -38.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 $ 1.57 $      -41.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.03 $ 1.28 $      -57.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.72 $ 1.27 $      -26.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.07 $      -36.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.19 $ 1.72 $      -46.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 $ 2.31 $      -6.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.77 $ 1.86 $      -32.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.76 $ 3.40 $      -9.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $ 9.00 $      -47.1 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $ 1.25 $      -56.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $ 75.00 $      -43.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.92 $ 4.25 $      -13.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $ 30.00 $      -11.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $ 3.11 $      -18.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 $ 36,278.39 $      +3.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,263.92 $ 26,469.48 $      -6.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 170.23 $ 185.12 $      +8.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.23 $ 57.84 $      -10.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.41 $ 68.86 $      -0.8 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 138.80 $ 39.00 $      -71.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 77.86 $ 15.83 $      -79.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.0 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,168.00 $ 1,244.14 $      -60.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 58,000.00 $ 25,333.33 $      -56.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.54 $ 48.82 $      -31.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.24 $ 43.40 $      -10.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.45 $ 102.54 $      +1.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 162.57 $ 134.62 $      -17.2 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,276.92 $ 1,564.38 $      -63.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,903.63 $ 1,179.90 $      -59.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,565.00 $ 3,225.78 $      -62.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,515.20 $ 2,121.46 $      -53.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,569.57 $ 254.18 $      -83.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,142.75 $ 173.01 $      -84.9 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,750.30 $ 4,772.45 $      -17.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.72 6.60      -1.8 %
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