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Houston vs Sydney
Hou vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Hou
Outside city centre
Syd
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Hou
Outside city centre
Syd
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Hou
Outside city centre
Syd
Hou

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Hou

Summer dress

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

Syd
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth