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Toronto vs Houston
Tor vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Toronto

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Tor
Outside city centre
Hou
Tor

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Tor
Outside city centre
Hou
Tor

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Tor
Outside city centre
Hou
Tor

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Toronto
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Toronto

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Tor

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Tor

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Tor

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Tor

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Toronto

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Tor
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Toronto

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Tor
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Tor
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Tor

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Tor
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Tor
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Tor

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Toronto
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Toronto

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Tor
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Tor

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Tor
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Tor

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Toronto

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Tor

Summer dress

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

Hou
Tor

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Toronto
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth