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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Abilene, Texas is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Abilene, Texas is more expensive.

Overall, Abilene, Texas cost of living is 82.70.

  COST OF LIVINGAbilene, TexasUnited States
  Overall  83100
  Grocery  88.9100
  Health  99100
  Housing  56100
  Utilities  94100
  Transportation  97100
  Miscellaneous  97100
Climate here in abilene is hot. Also, like much of texas, we have pretty bad thunderstorms in the... (read more)
Excellent Educational Institutions
Abilene has 3 universities as well as several technical colleges. The town is home to a large Air Force base. There are a large number of retirees in the community. ... (read more)
High Crime?
I am considering different places to move in Texas (from Utah) and am doing a little research on Abilene. I found article about growing crime there and was wondering how... (read more)
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Grew up in the Houston area and went to college at ACU. I just moved back to Abilene after 2 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and 8 in Houston. Upon first glance,... (read more)
Single scene is lacking for over 30
I have lived here for five years being stationed at Dyess AFB. I love the sense of community here and the first I noticed was how friendly the people were. I have... (read more)
Comfortable, Easy Living
Cost of living is low, pace of life is easy, climate is mild, people are... (read more)
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