Cost of Living Comparison Calculator
Houston, Texas vs Fort Worth, Texas

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A salary of $74,000 in Houston, Texas should increase to $77,642 in Fort Worth, Texas (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered. Click here to customize.)

Comparison Highlights
- Overall, Fort Worth, Texas is more expensive than Houston, Texas
- Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Median Home Cost is 23% more expensive in Fort Worth.
Cost of Living IndexesHouston, TXFort Worth, TXDifference
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered95.5100.24.9% more
Food & Groceries98.197.70.4% less
Housing (Homeowner) more
Median Home Cost$247,900$306,700$58,800 (23.7% more)
Utilities96.5100.54.1% more
Transportation119113.94.3% less
Health95.199.34.4% more
Miscellaneous100.4108.78.3% more
100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)

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