Cost of Living in Dallas

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 12.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 77.50 $ 60.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 4.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.51 $ 2.68-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $ 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 $ 1.00-2.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.12 $ 2.40-3.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.68 $ 1.50-3.78
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.73 $ 1.00-2.75
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.72 $ 1.50-3.25
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.58 $ 2.00-8.99
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.03 $ 2.00-7.25
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.32 $ 3.99-12.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.95 $ 0.99-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.49-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.94 $ 0.99-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.74 $ 0.80-2.79
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 $ 0.49-3.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.34 $ 0.69-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.49 $ 0.99-2.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.15 $ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 8.50-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.95 $ 1.41-5.71
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.36 $ 1.80-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 7.00-12.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.00-8.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.00 $ 50.00-96.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.25-3.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $ 1.50-1.93
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.50 $ 18.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.32 $ 3.30-4.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,750.00 $ 21,000.00-27,999.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,499.88 $ 20,000.00-23,599.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.09 $ 100.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $ 0.10-0.15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.22 $ 60.00-109.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.71 $ 15.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.62 $ 4.50-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $ 11.50-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,180.00 $ 600.00-1,650.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,418.50 $ 9,000.00-22,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.04 $ 40.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.71 $ 18.00-69.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.25 $ 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.25 $ 79.00-260.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,834.88 $ 1,430.00-2,300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,389.31 $ 1,100.00-1,897.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,463.50 $ 2,600.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,311.00 $ 1,900.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 348.21 $ 225.00-498.84
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 166.24 $ 113.15-250.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,519.93 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 3.24-5.43

Prices in Dallas, Texas

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Last update: June 2022
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7 Comments so far
Ramon on Sep 27, 2020:
My company is moving to midlothian TX is a good city to move in and how is the weather
Joshua David on Apr 20, 2020:
Hi, I am thinking to study in Texas but I think it's gong to be very expensive. Can anybody help me ? Or tell me a way to get a private loan.
Rashid Aziz on Jun 25, 2019:
Hi There,

i am offered a job in Dallas Texas, salary is $60,000.
i have 3 kids and a single house hold income. Would it be good idea to move from NY to Texas.

your honest answer can help me settling in.
regards,
Rashid Aziz
Rob on Jun 02, 2019:
Syed maybe you should get rid of that primitive 3rd world mentality. Your wife should be working and you shouldn't have 3 kids with that wage unless you don't care about the quality of your kids' life.
Ash on May 22, 2019:
My Fiancee and myself just started a small LLC Lawncare buisness in Indy and we have 5 children and so we are a family of 7 and we are actually thinking about relocating to grow our business so we're actually thinking of considering to move to Dallas how is the property and just wondering would that be a good move for our Lawncare Service to grow and develop into a Well known successful Company??
Syed on Mar 02, 2019:
Hello Everyone,
I have a quick question about Red Oak TX. Soon i will have a job that pays $15.00/hour. Currently living in NY and getting around $25/hour.
I am head of house hold. My wife is not working and I have 3 kids.
Can anyone guide me is that make sense to move there?
Appreciate it
Kenny on Jun 02, 2018:
I'm leaving Dallas because i don't make $280,000 a year. I got busted for embezzlement & my wife is leaving me because her life style is about to change. Can y'all help me out please....I'm going to jail & i'll have to start all over again when i get out.