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Houston vs Los Angeles
Hou vs Lax

Average net salary (After tax)

Los Angeles
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Hou
Outside city centre
Lax
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Hou
Outside city centre
Lax
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lax
Hou
Outside city centre
Lax
Hou

Mortgage rates

Los Angeles
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Los Angeles
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lax
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Lax
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lax
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lax
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Los Angeles
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lax
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Los Angeles
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lax
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Lax
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Lax
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lax
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Lax
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Lax
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Los Angeles
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lax
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Lax
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lax
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Lax
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Los Angeles
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lax
Hou

Summer dress

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

Lax
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Los Angeles
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth