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Rio De Janeiro vs Houston
Rio vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Rio de Janeiro

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Rio
Outside city centre
Hou
Rio

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Rio
Outside city centre
Hou
Rio

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Rio
Outside city centre
Hou
Rio

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Rio de Janeiro
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Rio de Janeiro

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Rio

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Rio

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Rio

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Rio

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Rio de Janeiro

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Rio
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Rio de Janeiro

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Rio
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Rio
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Rio

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Rio
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Rio
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Rio

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Rio de Janeiro
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Rio de Janeiro

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Rio
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Rio

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Rio
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Rio

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Rio de Janeiro

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Rio

Summer dress

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

Hou
Rio

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Rio de Janeiro
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Rio $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Rio $4,070.74/mth