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 $4.02
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.77
12 eggs, large $2.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.04
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 $2.29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.77
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,590
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,245
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $168
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,413
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $859
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $117
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $46
40” flat screen TV $352
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $131
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
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) $51
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $81
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $130
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,116
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.57
Monthly ticket public transport $56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $17
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $104
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.96
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.88
Tube of toothpaste $1.77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $37
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $136
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $66
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.95
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.71
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $432
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.36
1 month of gym membership in business district $43
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,980 prices entered by 444 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2017.

Houston position in our World Ranking

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96th
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40th
out of 99
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