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Seattle vs Houston
Sea vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Sea
Outside city centre
Hou
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Sea
Outside city centre
Hou
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Sea
Outside city centre
Hou
Sea

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Sea

Summer dress

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

Hou
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth