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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 9/25/19
Cost of Living Comparison - Q2 '19

Cost of Living

The C2ER Cost of Living Index for Q2 ’19 indicates that Houston’s living costs are 5.5 percent below the nationwide average and 27.4 percent below the average of the nation’s 20 most populous metropolitan areas, ranking it third most affordable among its peers. 

 

Nadia Valliani
Manager, Research
713-844-3654
nvalliani@houston.org

 

Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
713-844-3616
pjankowski@houston.org

 

Living in Houston
27.4%

Houston's living costs are 27.4% below the top 20 metro average

3rd

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

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