Colorado Springs vs Houston - Cost of Living Comparison

Colorado Springs Houston
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2033
$1955
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4380
$4545
🏠 One person rent
$1261
$1159
🏘️ Family rent
$1863
$1850
🍽️ Food expenses
$527
$484
🚐 Transport expenses
$110
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5245
$5581
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
64
100
😀 Quality of life
85
93
🏙️ Population
479K
2.2M

The cost of living in Colorado Springs is 4% more expensive than in Houston. Cities ranked 472nd and 643rd ($2033 vs $1955) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 372nd and 526th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Colorado Springs compared to 2.9 months in Houston. Ranked 57th vs 4th best cities to live in the United States, and 207th vs 33rd among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Colorado Springs vs Houston

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Colorado Springs Houston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.8
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$53.3
$56.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.29
$9.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.48
$5.43
 Cappuccino
$5.02
$4.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.38
$2.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1262
$1309
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1057
$907
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1960
$2135
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1567
$1482
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$100
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
$185
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$62.4
$51.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.29%
4.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3550
$3283
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2260
$1697
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.62
$1.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$53.9
$42.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.8
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.86
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.17
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.36
$3.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.54
$7.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.6
$3.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.54
$3.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.31
$3.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$2.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.5
$1.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.96
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.9
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.98
$7.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.85
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.64
$4.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.78
$3.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.37
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.1
$46
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$101
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.1
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.4
$47
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.9
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1248
$1125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10576
$21878

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Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 9 mi Security-Widefield
$1947
21 km or 13 mi Fountain
$1939
57 km or 35 mi Castle Rock
$1941
68 km or 42 mi Pueblo
$1802
73 km or 45 mi Parker
$1947
77 km or 48 mi Highlands Ranch
$2455
82 km or 51 mi Centennial
$1941
86 km or 53 mi Littleton
$1551
89 km or 55 mi Englewood
$1940
94 km or 59 mi Aurora
$1986
97 km or 61 mi Lakewood
$1965
99 km or 61 mi Denver
$2384
104 km or 65 mi Wheat Ridge
$1946
108 km or 67 mi Arvada
$1951
109 km or 68 mi Commerce
$1686
110 km or 68 mi Westminster
$1953
116 km or 72 mi Northglenn
$1937
116 km or 72 mi Thornton
$2299
121 km or 75 mi Broomfield
$2219
124 km or 77 mi Brighton
$1949
129 km or 80 mi Lafayette
$2361
136 km or 84 mi Boulder
$2346
148 km or 92 mi Longmont
$2608
173 km or 107 mi Greeley
$1652
173 km or 108 mi Loveland
$2090
191 km or 119 mi Fort Collins
$2027
254 km or 158 mi Cheyenne
$1582
281 km or 174 mi Laramie
$1354
283 km or 176 mi Taos
$2124
327 km or 203 mi Grand Junction
$1690
337 km or 210 mi Espanola
$1933
347 km or 216 mi Scottsbluff
$1946
356 km or 221 mi Garden
$1945
370 km or 230 mi Santa Fe
$1968
380 km or 236 mi Farmington
$1803
395 km or 245 mi Liberal
$1935
426 km or 264 mi North Platte
$1941
434 km or 270 mi Dodge
$1401
436 km or 271 mi Rio Rancho
$1765
447 km or 278 mi Albuquerque
$1617

Cities near Houston

Distance City Cost of living
22 km or 14 mi Pasadena
$1951
25 km or 15 mi Pearland
$1950
25 km or 16 mi Missouri
$1938
27 km or 17 mi Deer Park
$1947
29 km or 18 mi Sugar Land
$1853
32 km or 20 mi Spring
$1893
33 km or 21 mi Friendswood
$1944
35 km or 22 mi La Porte
$1950
40 km or 25 mi Baytown
$1816
41 km or 25 mi League
$1917
42 km or 26 mi Alvin
$1947
47 km or 29 mi Rosenberg
$1946
48 km or 30 mi The Woodlands
$1896
59 km or 37 mi Texas City
$1945
62 km or 38 mi Conroe
$1874
76 km or 47 mi Galveston
$1926
81 km or 50 mi Lake Jackson
$1949
108 km or 67 mi Huntsville
$1949
126 km or 78 mi Beaumont
$1878
129 km or 80 mi College Station
$1622
138 km or 86 mi Bryan
$1950
140 km or 87 mi Port Arthur
$1943
186 km or 115 mi Lufkin
$1946
188 km or 117 mi Victoria
$1626
203 km or 126 mi Sulphur
$1938
215 km or 134 mi Lake Charles
$1702
217 km or 135 mi Nacogdoches
$1838
229 km or 142 mi Pflugerville
$1954
234 km or 145 mi Austin
$2219
236 km or 146 mi Round Rock
$1912
239 km or 149 mi Temple
$1791
242 km or 150 mi Kyle
$1947
242 km or 150 mi Georgetown
$1953
247 km or 153 mi San Marcos
$1738
249 km or 155 mi Cedar Park
$1951
250 km or 156 mi Seguin
$1939
254 km or 158 mi Leander
$2230
261 km or 162 mi Waco
$1825
262 km or 163 mi Harker Heights
$1940
264 km or 164 mi New Braunfels
$1663