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Bayou Business Download: Houston's Cost of Living

Published Oct 28, 2020 by A.J. Mistretta

Houston is inspired pedestrians

In this episode of Bayou Business Download we look at the cost of living in Houston and how that compares with living costs in the 20 other largest U.S. metros. Hint: Houston is very competitive. 

We're joined by Partnership Research Manger Elizabeth Balderrama to break down what contributes to living costs and their impact on economic development efforts.

Key topics include: 

  • How overall cost of living is calculated. 
  • Where Houston stands compared with other major metros in areas such as groceries, transportation and utilities. 
  • How competitive Houston is overall compared with peer cities. 
  • Why cost of living is an important component of economic development, or the recruitment of companies to a metro. 

See the latest cost of living data and get the latest indicators on the local economy from Partnership Research. 


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