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Cost of Living Comparison:
Houston, Texas - Bakersfield, California

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A salary of $50,000 in Houston, Texas should increase to $52,493 in Bakersfield, California

Cost of Living IndexesHoustonBakersfield
Overall102.3107.4
Food84.2101.2
Housing118.4114.4
Utilities92.8111.7
Transportation95.9107.7
Health96.5106.3
Miscellaneous100.1101.1
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Bakersfield is 5% more expensive than Houston.
Utilities are the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Utilities are 20% more expensive in Bakersfield.

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