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Cost of Living in Houston | Texas

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1760
$4095
🛋️ Without rent
$725
$2433
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1035
$1661
🍽️ Food
$449
$1162
🚐 Transport
$152
$407
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4189
🏙️ Population
2.2M

The average cost of living in Houston is $1760, which is in the top 8% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 671st out of 9294 in our global list, 499th out of 2202 in the United States, and 20th out of 130 in the Texas State.

The median after-tax salary is $4189, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months. Ranked 7th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in the United States, and 2nd most liveable city in Texas State. With an estimated population of 2.2M, Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport16 kmWilliam P Hobby Airport
😷 Air qualityGood10.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank108Rice University
Cost of living in Houston infographic

Prices in Houston

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$51.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.87
☕ Cappuccino
$4.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.92

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.49
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.71
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.52
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.4

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1197
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$810
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1957
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1338
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$97.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$150
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2388
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1260

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$83.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$923
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22833

Houston Cost of Living comparison