Austria vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

AustriaUnited States
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1617
$1951
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3953
$4413
🏠 One person rent
$827
$1209
🏘️ Family rent
$1508
$1976
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$505
🚐 Transport Expenses
$130
$95.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2603
$3912
💸 GDP per capita
$48105
$63544
😃 Human freedom index
8.45
8.52
❤️ Life expectancy
81.8
78.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
76
67
🏙️ Population
8.81M
331M

The average cost of living in Austria ($1617) is 17% less expensive than in the United States ($1951). Austria ranked 22nd vs 10th for the United States in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Austria compared to 2 months in the United States. Ranked 13th and 2nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Austria vs the United States

AustriaUnited States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.2
$13.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.2
$55.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.37
$7.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.47
$4.96
☕ Cappuccino
$3.9
$4.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.08
$1.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$823
$1253
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$624
$989
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1601
$2083
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1193
$1670
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$104
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$199
$160
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.7
$63.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.07%
3.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7540
$4731
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4893
$2660
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.8
$2.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.3
$64.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.2
$17.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$0.71
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.12
$2.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$3.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.62
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.3
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$9.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.4
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$4.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$3.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$4.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$1.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.42
$2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.86
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$2.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.6
$8.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.4
$8.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.35
$5.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$3.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.7
$41.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$116
$111
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.3
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$98.5
$45.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.8
$79.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$333
$1011
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13109
$14855

Cities Comparison in Austria vs the United States

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Austria

CityCost of livingPopulation
Vienna
$1721
1.91M
Graz
$1394
289K
Linz
$1561
205K
Salzburg
$1543
155K
Innsbruck
$1575
132K
Klagenfurt
$1381
101K
Dornbirn
$1607
48.1K
Villach
$1429
61.9K
Sankt Polten
$1492
55.5K
Wels
$1360
61.2K
Bregenz
$1571
29.8K
Wiener Neustadt
$1844
44.5K
Feldkirch
$1381
33.4K
Baden bei Wien
$1802
26.3K
Leoben
$1359
24.6K
Leonding
$1462
28.7K
Steyr
$1379
38.3K
Klosterneuburg
$1513
27.1K
Wolfsberg
$1542
25K
Traun
$1463
24.5K
Krems an der Donau
$1491
24.6K
Amstetten
$1431
23.7K
Lustenau
$1495
22.8K
Kapfenberg
$1418
22.8K
Modling
$1449
20.6K
Hallein
$1440
21.2K

In the United States

CityCost of livingPopulation
New York City
$3271
8.4M
Los Angeles
$2674
3.98M
Chicago
$2241
2.72M
Houston
$1848
2.2M
San Diego
$2541
1.39M
San Jose
$2754
1.03M
San Francisco
$3293
882K
Dallas
$1909
1.2M
Phoenix
$1856
1.63M
Philadelphia
$1950
1.58M
San Antonio
$1637
1.44M
Austin
$2006
913K
Seattle
$2524
745K
Charlotte
$1929
810K
Columbus
$1648
914K
Washington
$2619
706K
Jacksonville
$1706
881K
Boston
$2757
693K
Indianapolis
$1604
863K
Denver
$2096
683K
Hempstead
$2890
760K
Fort Worth
$1795
812K
Baltimore
$1860
622K
Portland
$2151
653K
Nashville
$1896
668K
Louisville
$1553
760K
Atlanta
$1919
486K
Detroit
$1829
680K
Las Vegas
$1674
648K
Oakland
$3126
423K