The C2ER Cost of Living Index for the ’18 annual average indicates that Houston’s living costs are 3.8 percent below the nationwide average and 26.3 percent below the average of the nation’s 20 most populous metropolitan areas, ranking it third most affordable among its peers.
Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
Melissa Verhoef, PhD
Houston's living costs are 26.3% below the top 20 metro average
Houston is the 3rd most affordable among the nation's 20 biggest metros