Cost of Living in Dallas

Summary of cost of living in Dallas, TX, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 60.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 9.00-11.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $ 3.50-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.25 $ 5.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.38 $ 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 $ 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 $ 1.50-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.60 $ 2.86-4.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $ 1.99-5.69
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 $ 0.89-4.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.40 $ 1.50-3.79
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.96 $ 3.50-8.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.72 $ 2.69-11.74
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.11 $ 4.00-12.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 $ 1.30-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.49-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.03 $ 0.75-5.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.83 $ 0.90-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 $ 0.50-3.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 $ 0.89-3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.03 $ 1.49-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 9.50-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $ 1.73-2.86
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.42 $ 2.00-6.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.74 $ 8.00-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.50-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 92.00 $ 50.00-96.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $ 2.80-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 24.00-24.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.08 $ 2.70-3.59
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 25,000.00-36,278.39
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,972.03 $ 23,000.00-29,500.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 241.80 $ 165.00-359.44
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 67.65 $ 40.00-135.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.79 $ 55.00-110.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.12 $ 21.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $ 5.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 12.00-17.56
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,053.33 $ 500.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,633.33 $ 8,000.00-25,900.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.62 $ 35.00-85.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.43 $ 40.00-75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.18 $ 65.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.23 $ 90.00-250.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,826.17 $ 1,400.00-2,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,478.33 $ 1,150.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,981.79 $ 2,900.00-5,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,834.52 $ 2,200.00-3,600.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 363.30 $ 244.80-500.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 203.26 $ 195.00-250.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,591.36 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.45 5.00-6.80

Prices in Dallas, Texas

This city had 977 entries in the past 12 months by 161 different contributors.
Last update: June 2024
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5 Comments so far
Frances on Feb 18, 2024:
Hi I am Fran and I am from Staten Island ny I am am a huge Dallas cowboys fan
moboking on Aug 15, 2023:
hi,
am thinking of relocating to texas from my home country.
what do i need to know??
Mike on Mar 14, 2023:
Hey Anonymous.
You could make it in Dallas, but go just 30 miles South from Red Oak to Waxahachie & you will do much better.
Anonymous on Dec 28, 2022:
Hi ,

I am offered a job in Dallas TX , 90k per year , need to support my wife and 3 and 2 year kids , Do you think it is a good opportunity?
Ramon on Sep 27, 2020:
My company is moving to midlothian TX is a good city to move in and how is the weather