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

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 30.1% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 42.2% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 55.4% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 27.0% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 36.5% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 52.7% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 16.50 $      -34.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 75.00 $      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.55 $ 9.00 $      -14.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 6.50 $      -35.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.22 $ 4.74 $      -9.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 $ 2.27 $      -17.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 $ 1.73 $      -19.7 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.74 $ 3.57 $      -24.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.85 $ 2.82 $      -26.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.64 $ 1.51 $      -58.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.64 $ 3.59 $      -22.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.56 $ 5.36 $      -29.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.98 $ 4.13 $      -48.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.55 $ 6.42 $      -32.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.58 $ 2.07 $      -19.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.59 $      -43.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.49 $      -36.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.79 $ 1.43 $      -48.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.88 $ 1.00 $      -46.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 $ 0.99 $      -42.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.79 $ 1.60 $      -42.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $ 2.23 $      -9.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 $ 13.50 $      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.16 $ 2.80 $      -11.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.93 $ 3.22 $      -18.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $ 8.00 $      -50.0 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 1.25 $      -54.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.00 $ 40.00 $      -69.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 $ 2.99 $      -33.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 4.99 $      +66.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.16 $ 3.19 $      -23.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $ 27,000.00 $      +3.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,213.80 $ 24,407.00 $      +0.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.57 $ 169.75 $      -4.4 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.37 $      +251.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.86 $ 73.48 $      +6.7 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.18 $ 44.40 $      -56.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.00 $ 24.25 $      -36.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $ 12.00 $      -33.3 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,264.64 $ 1,273.68 $      -43.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,909.09 $ 24,125.00 $      -39.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.01 $ 47.72 $      -25.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.81 $ 42.21 $      -25.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.46 $ 82.30 $      -13.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.60 $ 103.27 $      -30.5 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,807.64 $ 1,596.25 $      -58.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,377.40 $ 1,246.59 $      -47.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,096.94 $ 2,941.19 $      -58.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,035.40 $ 1,941.97 $      -51.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,326.45 $ 274.89 $      -79.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 861.69 $ 161.09 $      -81.3 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,905.49 $ 5,213.07 $      -11.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.66 4.93      -12.9 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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