Houston travel budget

Houston: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Houston

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Houston for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 71 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1588*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3512*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 181 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 69 per person
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 6105*

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in Houston compared to United States in 2022

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Houston in 2022 is 4% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Houston in 2022 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Houston by expense type

Restaurant budget in Houston

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Houston is 11% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 8.7 to $ 34)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 23 to $ 45)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 33
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.7/person
($ 5.4 to $ 11)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.6 for 500ml
($ 4.3 to $ 8.7)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.3 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 6.6)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 3.2 to $ 6.6)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.7 to $ 3.6)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Houston

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Houston is 21% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 63 to $ 108)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 66 to $ 132)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 138/night
($ 89 to $ 201)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 224/night
($ 158 to $ 299)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 444/night
($ 366 to $ 530)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 102/month
($ 89 to $ 115)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 125/month
($ 88 to $ 180)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 132/month
($ 77 to $ 214)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 169/month
($ 120 to $ 235)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 136/month
($ 82 to $ 225)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Houston

On average, the price of supermarket food in Houston is 4% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.7/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 4.3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 7.2)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 4.3)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.8/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 15)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.7
Apples
Apples
$ 4.5/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 8.4)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.8)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 7.2)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.2
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9

Public and private transport budget in Houston

On average, the price of transport in Houston is 8% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.9/km
($ 1.4 to $ 3.3)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.2
($ 3 to $ 7.6)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 41/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 159)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in Houston

On average, budget for leisure activities in Houston is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 10.3 to $ 17)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 12 to $ 23)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Houston

On average, shopping budget in Houston is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.7/pack
($ 7.6 to $ 9.8)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 48
($ 23 to $ 72)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 21 to $ 77)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Houston
London → Houston
London → Houston
$ 976
(fair price: $ 770)
New York City → Houston
New York City → Houston
New York City → Houston
$ 247
(fair price: $ 165)
Los Angeles → Houston
Los Angeles  → Houston
Los Angeles  → Houston
$ 263
(fair price: $ 192)
Manchester → Houston
Manchester → Houston
Manchester → Houston
$ 903
(fair price: $ 727)
Toronto (Ontario) → Houston
Toronto (Ontario) → Houston
Toronto (Ontario) → Houston
$ 513
(fair price: $ 421)
Dublin → Houston
Dublin → Houston
Dublin → Houston
$ 697
(fair price: $ 580)


About this information on the cost of living in Houston

The information about the cost of living in Houston shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Houston was updated on 14-01-2022.

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