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Houston vs Toronto
Hou vs Tor

Average net salary (After tax)

Toronto
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Hou
Outside city centre
Tor
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Hou
Outside city centre
Tor
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tor
Hou
Outside city centre
Tor
Hou

Mortgage rates

Toronto
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Toronto
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tor
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Tor
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tor
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tor
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Toronto
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tor
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Toronto
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tor
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Tor
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Tor
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tor
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Tor
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Tor
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Toronto
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tor
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Tor
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tor
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Tor
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Toronto
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tor
Hou

Summer dress

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

Tor
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Toronto
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth