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Houston vs Vancouver
Hou vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Hou
Outside city centre
Van
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Hou
Outside city centre
Van
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Hou
Outside city centre
Van
Hou

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Van
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Van
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Hou

Summer dress

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

Van
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth