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Houston, TX vs Buffalo, NY

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Buffalo is 17.6% less expensive than Houston.
Buffalo housing costs are 54.0% less expensive than Houston housing costs.
Health related expenses are 5.2% more in Buffalo.

Cost of Living
 Houston, TXBuffalo, NYUnited States
 96.579.5100
 98.198.5100
 92.497.2100
 80.236.9100
 $185,500$85,300$231,200
 96.5107.1100
 119.0102.4100
 100.491.5100

100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
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Reviews for Houston    358 Reviews
The Most Amazing Place on Earth ??!!! - 9/9/2019
I was born and raised in the greatest country on the planet, Tex.., oh yeah, I forgot, I mean, I was born and raised in the greatest state in the United States of... Read More

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Houston -- Not What It Once Was - 8/16/2019
I've lived in Houston since the mid-'70s, apart from a five year stint in the early '80s and a four year stint in the 2010's. During those years Houston has changed... Read More

The best of both worlds - 7/1/2019
After living all around the U.S. I have not been able to find another city like Houston. The city retains a small town identity, despite being a large cosmopolitan city... Read More

Reviews for Buffalo    82 Reviews
Buffalo, The Armpit of the United States - 11/8/2019
I grew up in WNY and have lived in various parts of the inner city as well as the surrounding suburbs. After recently relocating to MN I can honestly say that things are... Read More

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Hype - 5/4/2019
The average low temperature is 40 degrees and even in the summer you need a long sleeve shirt at night, with the exception of a handful of days. The city and surrounding... Read More

Friendly place with better weather than you think - 4/18/2019
I am a current resident of Buffalo. I grew up outside Buffalo proper (by the Bills stadium), lived in the West Side for a few years, left the area for almost a decade,... Read More

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ZIPS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
77449, 77084, 77429, 77379, 77036, 77433, 77095, 77072, 77077, 77088, 101 total
ZIPS IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK
14215, 14213, 14220, 14207, 14216, 14211, 14206, 14214, 14210, 14222, 17 total

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