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Houston vs Paris
Hou vs Par

Average net salary (After tax)

Paris
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Par
Hou
Outside city centre
Par
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Par
Hou
Outside city centre
Par
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Par
Hou
Outside city centre
Par
Hou

Mortgage rates

Paris
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Paris
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Par
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Par
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Par
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Par
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Paris
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Par
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Paris
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Par
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Par
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Par
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Par
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Par
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Par
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Paris
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Paris are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Par
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Par
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Par
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Par
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Paris
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Par
Hou

Summer dress

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

Par
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Paris
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Par $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Par $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth