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San Francisco vs Houston
Sfo vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Sfo
Outside city centre
Hou
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Sfo
Outside city centre
Hou
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Sfo
Outside city centre
Hou
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Hou
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth