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Houston vs Caracas
Hou vs Car

Average net salary (After tax)

Caracas
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Car
Hou
Outside city centre
Car
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Car
Hou
Outside city centre
Car
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Car
Hou
Outside city centre
Car
Hou

Mortgage rates

Caracas
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Caracas
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Car
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Car
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Car
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Car
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Caracas
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Car
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Caracas
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Car
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Car
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Car
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Car
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Car
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Car
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Caracas
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Caracas are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Car
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Car
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Car
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Car
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Caracas
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Car
Hou

Summer dress

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

Car
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Caracas
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Car $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Car $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth