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Cost of Living Comparison

Houston offers a low cost of living while maintaining a high quality of life with the amenities expected in a world-class city.
Published on 11/1/23

  • Houston has the fourth lowest living costs among the most populous U.S. metro areas, according to the C2ER Cost of Living Index 2023 Q3. Houston’s living costs are 4.7 percent below the nationwide average and 28.0 percent below the average of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas.

Prepared by Greater Houston Partnership Research

Aaron Brown
Senior Analyst, Research

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