Cost of living in Houston, Texas, United States

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Food
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 $3.46
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.84
12 eggs, large $3.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.53
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.53
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.46
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,715
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,194
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $153
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,366
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $823
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $114
Internet 8MB (1 month) $42
40” flat screen TV $425
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $102
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $48
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $115
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,597
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.49
Monthly ticket public transport $55
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $17
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $22
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $95
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.23
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.44
Tube of toothpaste $1.60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $39
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $160
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $84
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.68
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.27
iPod nano 16GB $161
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district $49
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,747 prices entered by 270 different people.
Latest price update: April 30, 2016.

Houston position in our World Ranking

the world
88th
out of 269
n. america
37th
out of 72
usa
31st
out of 60

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