Cost of living in Houston, 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) $6
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.85
12 eggs, large $2.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.09
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $4.76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.72
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,135
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $199
Internet 8MB (1 month) $49
40” flat screen TV $504
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $149
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $16
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $79
1 pair of leather business shoes $96
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,255
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.80
Monthly ticket public transport $61
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, ...) $5.87
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.91
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.65
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.11
Tube of toothpaste $1.96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $35
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $198
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $64
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Capuccino in expat area of the city $4.04
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.89
iPod nano 16GB $184
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.43
1 month of gym membership in business district $44
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,982 prices entered by 571 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2015.

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