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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 6/19/19
Cost of Living Comparison - Q1 '19

COLI Q1 2019

The C2ER Cost of Living Index for Q1 ’19 indicates that Houston’s living costs are 4.6 percent below the nationwide average and 25.8 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
Analyst, Research

Living in Houston

Houston's living costs are 25.8% below the top 20 metro average


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

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