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Houston vs Brisbane
Hou vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Hou
Outside city centre
Bne
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Hou
Outside city centre
Bne
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Hou
Outside city centre
Bne
Hou

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Brisbane
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Hou

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Bne
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Bne
Hou
White bread 500g
Bne
Hou
Eggs 12
Bne
Hou
White rice 1kg
Bne
Hou

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
Houston

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Bne
Hou
Beef round 1kg
Bne
Hou
Local cheese 1kg
Bne
Hou

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bne
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Bne
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Bne
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bne
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Bne
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Bne
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bne
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Bne
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bne
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Bne
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Hou

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Bne
Hou

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Bne
Hou
1 pair men's leather shoes
Bne
Hou

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth