Cost of Housing - I love our house and I don't know that we'd be able to afford anything comparable in Chicago unless we moved to the boonies.
Donuts - Shipley's Donuts. Need I say more? (Though DD still beats them on their coffee!)
Sun! - The sun is always out in Houston, not to mention I don't miss the lonnngggggggggggg, gray, bitter cold winters.
Public Transportation - Chicago is a dense city that is easy to navigate with the help of cabs, the el, Metra, & Amtrack. Houston is not an easy city to get around, especially when you want to drink and therefore can't drive.
Pizza - While there are two good pizza places in Houston (here & here), they don't deliver and even if they did, we don't live super close to them. In terms of delivery, Dominos & Papa Johns are seriously our best options. Yikes.
Cockroaches - So sick. Extermination is a cost you have to figure into your living expenses and even then you still encounter the little bastards in the summer.
Who has thoughts? Any takers?