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Surprise? It Costs More To Rent A Luxury Apartment In Houston Than In Dallas Or Austin

Want to live in luxury in Texas? It will cost you more in Houston than in Dallas or Austin.

A high-end apartment in Houston costs about $1,448/month, RentCafé reports, using data from Yardi Matrix. In Dallas, the average is $1,428, and in Austin it is $1,432. Houston and Dallas have the same spread between high-end and low-end multifamily offerings: $490. Austin’s gap is smaller; residents only have to fork over $371 more to make the quality leap in the capital.

The cost of living in Texas is still lower than much of the U.S. The national average rent in a high-end building is $1,640/month.

Dallas may overtake Houston soon for priciest apartments. Its luxury rents have increased 7.4% in the past three years. Austin’s have risen 6.7%, while Houston’s are only up 1.8% since 2015.

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