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Houston vs Bucharest
Hou vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Hou
Outside city centre
Buh
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Hou
Outside city centre
Buh
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Hou
Outside city centre
Buh
Hou

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bucharest
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Hou

Summer dress

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

Buh
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth