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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 2/6/19
Cost of Living Comparison - '18 Annual Average

Cost of Living Chart

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
713-844-3616
pjankowski@houston.org

Melissa Verhoef, PhD
Analyst, Research
713-844-3653
mverhoef@houston.org

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26.3 percent

Houston's living costs are 26.3 percent below the top 20 metro average

3rd

Houston is the 3rd most affordable among the nation's 20 biggest metros

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