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London vs Houston
Lon vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
London

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Lon
Outside city centre
Hou
Lon

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Lon
Outside city centre
Hou
Lon

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Lon
Outside city centre
Hou
Lon

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
London
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
London

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Lon

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Lon

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Lon

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Lon

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
London

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Lon
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
London

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Lon
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Lon
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Lon

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Lon
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Lon
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Lon

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
London
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in London

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Lon
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Lon

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Lon
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Lon

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
London

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Lon

Summer dress

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

Hou
Lon

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
London
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth