Cost of living in Austin, Texas, United States

Summary of cost of living in Austin, Texas

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,452
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,539
  • Cost of living in Austin, Texas is more expensive than in 64% of cities in USA (16 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Austin, Texas is more expensive than in 67% of cities in N. America (19 out of 54)
  • Cost of living in Austin, Texas is more expensive than in 72% of cities in the World (57 out of 200)

List of prices in Austin, Texas, United States. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.56
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.87
12 eggs, large $3.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $1.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.80
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,271
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,379
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $198
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,922
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,120
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $122
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $50
40” flat screen tv $249
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $155
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $57
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $49
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $124
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $26,572
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.54
Monthly ticket public transport $52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.69
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $15
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $117
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.58
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.95
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.68
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.09
Tube of toothpaste $1.62
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $31
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $224
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $76
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.69
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $412
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district $61
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 457 prices entered by 68 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2021

Austin position in our World Ranking

the world
57th
out of 200
n. america
19th
out of 54
usa
16th
out of 42

Cheapest and most expensive products in Austin compared to other cities:

n. america
2nd
usa
2nd
usa
3rd

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