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Cost of Living in Dallas

Summary about cost of living in Dallas:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 35.00-65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 7.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.25 $ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.04 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.80 $ 1.25-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.41 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.64 $ 1.59-4.65
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.16 $ 1.50-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.00-2.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.96 $ 1.17-3.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.93 $ 2.00-11.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.54 $ 2.00-8.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.81 $ 4.00-7.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.20-2.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.44-0.75
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 0.88-2.50
Tomato (1 lb) 1.39 $ 0.75-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.40-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.49-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.45 $ 0.99-2.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.32 $ 0.99-1.99
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $ 0.82-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 $ 1.00-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.50-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $ 75.00-96.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.28 $ 2.25-4.05
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.90 $ 1.80-2.70
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $ 18.00-22.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.39 $ 2.00-2.78
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,500.00 $ 15,000.00-23,175.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,621.00 $ 17,000.00-23,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.35 $ 91.49-261.41
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.02-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.53 $ 45.00-99.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.08 $ 20.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3.75 $ 0.00-12.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 9.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 903.10 $ 583.33-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,666.67 $ 7,500.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.82 $ 30.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.83 $ 25.00-75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.12 $ 50.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 104.55 $ 65.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,437.39 $ 1,200.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,053.82 $ 800.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,645.47 $ 2,000.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,815.55 $ 1,315.00-2,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 247.38 $ 150.00-328.87
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 137.83 $ 98.50-195.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,762.54 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.20 3.75-5.00

Prices in Dallas, Texas

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Last update: October 2019
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15 Comments so far

#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.
#Aaron on May 14, 2018 :
Damn Kenny what are you in to be making that much?! lol
#Kenny on May 11, 2018 :
I don't know why y'all complaining,i make $280,000 a yr & my wife makes $150,000 a yr but she banks half of her salary plus i put away a nice chunk plus investments & 401k! We living good in Dallas with our 3 kids. Sometimes you got to try different things in order for it to work.
#Cyndi on Apr 07, 2018 :
Hi I am moving to Dallas from Canada this Fall. Trying to find out as much as possible about the area. Anyone out there know anything about the Keller ISD and basketball opportunities in that area? My son is in high school and this is one of the reasons we are moving for his sake. Canada doesn’t really have much there isn’t much on hereabout schools! Private or public. Looking forward to our move! I am from Houston but really want to live in Dallas!
#William Malloy on Sep 27, 2017 :
I live in Irving, TX, a suburb of Dallas. Your food prices are high vs. what I am paying. For instance you have $1.87 for 12 eggs. I have not paid over $1.00 for some time and purchased 12 large eggs today for $0.42. Also I recently purchased Beef Chuck for $2.77 per lb. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are on sale for $1.69 per pound while the regular price is $2.29. Produce varies considerably so I have no information on those items. Gasoline is currently $2.40 per gallon but was below $2.00 before the hurricane hit Houston. I live in a one story 1,860 S.F. home with an attached 2 car garage in a fairly nice neighborhood. Property taxes last year were $1,144, but as I am over 65, I get a reduced rate. Tax assessor has home valued at $158,000 but market price is closer to $190,000. I am getting electric power for $0.081 per KWH plus taxes. Total utilities averaged $171 per month over the last 12 months, but I have a front and back yard to water. So, I would guess that your utility price for a 916 S.F. apartment is high.
#Barry on Jan 16, 2017 :
A few comments in passing: One can buy an excellent pair of Jeans in Sams Club for $13 not $41. Our home in an excellent community (neighbor has 6,500 S/F) has a FHA 3-1/2% Down Payment mortgage and about 3,500 S/F on approx. 1 acre at $1200 + $800 for taxes and insurances. It is otherwise a magnificent home with chickens, garden, patio, etc. Whar is not mentioned is the fact most people are so nice.
#Christian on Jul 04, 2016 :
If Texas will be The Independent Nation (Country) I will travel There
#vignesh on May 03, 2016 :
It is good for all foreigner's without USA people, . thanks for this detailed information of USA,.
#z on Jan 06, 2016 :
150k, depends what part of dallas. on the outskirts or in less desireable locations, it will get you an older 3/2 1800-2000 sq ft house with a decent sized yard. In the more desireable (expensive) locations in north/far north dallas or southlake, it will hardly get you a 1000 sq ft. townhouse. Luckily, the Dallas-ft worth metroplex is huge and has something for everyone if you're willing to shop around and don't mind a commute.
#rebecca edgerton on Oct 26, 2015 :
I would like to know what the cost of housing, including PITI (principal, interest, property tax and homeowners insurance)? What could someone buy for $150,000?
#rhondamostlouis on Oct 24, 2015 :
Im in the collections field and looking for immediate employment if i decide to move to Texas. We are a family of 5 ( myself and 4 children) ages 17,16,9&6..im a single parent with current income of $2500 a month. So many people i know are moving there but they are either couples are single.I conquer most all my challenges but Im a bit afraid to make such a huge move and Not Have knowledge as a how the economy can be either adv advantage or disadvantage for me..please help with suggestions for my family.