Cost of living in Austin, Texas, United States

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.60
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.86
12 eggs, large $2.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.02
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.43
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.10
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $4.55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.51
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.36
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,422
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $159
Internet 8MB (1 month) $44
40” flat screen TV $485
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $153
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $30
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $81
1 pair of leather business shoes $103
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,004
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.71
Monthly ticket public transport $37
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $22
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $7
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.97
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.71
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.29
Tube of toothpaste $2.77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $33
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $106
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $59
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Capuccino in expat area of the city $3.91
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.77
iPod nano 16GB $151
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.36
1 month of gym membership in business district $41
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $6
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Latest price update: March 30, 2015.

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