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Cost of Living

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

Overall, Galveston, Texas cost of living is 98.20.

  COST OF LIVINGGalveston, TexasUnited States
  Overall  98100
  Grocery  86100
  Health  99100
  Housing  108100
  Utilities  94100
  Transportation  95100
  Miscellaneous  96100
Very Hot in summer. Best school Odyssey Academy through 8th grade. Cost of living moderate. Economy still rough since Ike blew us away. Will be a few years until she... (read more)
In response to Michael's "what's up with the beach
Dude, its the Gulf of... (read more)
re: Beaches - 8/11/2006
Looks Can Be Deceiving... Galveston's beach waters sometimes APPEAR dirty primarily due to several reasons while (similar to most U.S. beaches, they're not "mountain... (read more)
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Visiting and Appreciating Galveston
Galveston is one of the friendliest, relaxing invigorating places my family and I have visited. My children love this island, and we are considering moving here.... (read more)
The Galveston of the 1950's and 1960's
I was born on the island in 1948 and graduated from Ball High in 1966. Growing up on the island was a lot of fun and the island was clean and safe. I have seen the... (read more)
Galveston Since Ike
Hurricane Ike struck Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008, not a particularly windy hurricane, but it was so huge and pushed so much water into the bay system, after the eye... (read more)
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