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

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 37.30% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 45.93% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 55.89% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 34.18% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 42.23% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 40.88% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 50.00 $      -50.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $ 5.00 $      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 6.00 $      -33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.99 $ 3.88 $      -22.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 $ 1.72 $      -20.06 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $ 1.49 $      -14.18 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.59 $ 3.00 $      -34.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.63 $ 2.21 $      -39.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.56 $ 1.35 $      -47.44 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.24 $ 1.96 $      -39.44 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.25 $ 4.13 $      -33.86 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.01 $ 3.50 $      -41.83 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.82 $ 5.27 $      -32.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.75 $ 1.69 $      -38.71 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.26 $ 0.56 $      -55.56 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.69 $ 1.48 $      -44.99 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.85 $ 1.31 $      -54.05 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.02 $ 0.86 $      -57.55 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.91 $ 0.90 $      -52.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.37 $ 1.35 $      -43.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $ 1.44 $      -34.28 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.05 $ 2.12 $      -30.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $ 2.39 $      -21.33 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 7.15 $      -52.33 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 1.25 $      -54.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $ 40.00 $      -68.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.31 $      -23.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 24.00 $      -20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.66 $ 2.02 $      -24.18 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 24,000.00 $      +4.35 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,466.60 $ 21,873.82 $      +1.90 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.75 $ 142.41 $      -11.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.20 $      +84.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.89 $ 62.95 $      -2.99 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 99.06 $ 39.34 $      -60.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.07 $ 15.67 $      -56.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 12.00 $      -25.00 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,616.38 $ 865.52 $      -66.92 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,882.35 $ 21,277.78 $      -43.83 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.97 $ 43.26 $      -31.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.06 $ 35.43 $      -15.75 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.18 $ 75.34 $      -16.46 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.15 $ 99.11 $      -25.00 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,089.22 $ 1,415.49 $      -54.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,007.93 $ 994.59 $      -50.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,383.05 $ 2,437.89 $      -61.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,417.24 $ 1,723.86 $      -49.55 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,417.77 $ 255.18 $      -82.00 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 737.46 $ 122.65 $      -83.37 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,026.91 $ 4,590.91 $      -23.83 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.67 3.54      -3.50 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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