Cost of living in Houston, Texas, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.95
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.76
12 eggs, large $2.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.93
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.05
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.01
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,651
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,216
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $167
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,448
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $868
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $112
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $45
40” flat screen TV $360
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $118
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $24
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $42
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $47
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $130
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,383
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.56
Monthly ticket public transport $59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $20
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $21
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $109
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.97
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.68
Tube of toothpaste $1.78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $39
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $138
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $70
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.85
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.89
iPad Air 2, 64GB $483
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.34
1 month of gym membership in business district $45
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,847 prices entered by 423 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2017.

Houston position in our World Ranking

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