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Houston vs Hobart
Hou vs Hba

Average net salary (After tax)

Hobart
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hba
Hou
Outside city centre
Hba
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hba
Hou
Outside city centre
Hba
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hba
Hou
Outside city centre
Hba
Hou

Mortgage rates

Hobart
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Hobart
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hba
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Hba
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hba
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hba
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Hobart
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hba
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Hobart
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hba
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Hba
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Hba
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hba
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Hba
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Hba
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Hobart
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Hobart are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hba
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Hba
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hba
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Hba
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Hobart
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hba
Hou

Summer dress

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

Hba
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Hobart
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hba $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hba $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth