Cost of living in Dallas, Texas, United States

Summary of cost of living in Dallas, Texas

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $6,061
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,609
  • Cost of living in Dallas, Texas is more expensive than in 66% of cities in USA (13 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Dallas, Texas is more expensive than in 71% of cities in N. America (13 out of 41)
  • Cost of living in Dallas, Texas is more expensive than in 89% of cities in the World (22 out of 193)
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List of prices in Dallas, Texas
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $23
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.17
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.92
12 eggs, large $4.20
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.42
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.77
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of coca-cola $2.85
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.90
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,106
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,299
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $204
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,923
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,520
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $164
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $65
40” flat screen tv $263
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $263
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $40
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $58
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $49
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $97
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $143
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $26,438
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.83
Monthly ticket public transport $101
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $29
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $98
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.43
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.87
Tube of toothpaste $2.12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $29
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $54
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $423
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $82
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.28
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $659
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.27
1 month of gym membership in business district $50
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 519 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: March 02, 2024

Dallas position in our World Ranking

the world
22nd
out of 193
n. america
13th
out of 41
usa
13th
out of 35

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dallas compared to other cities:

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