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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 Houston, Texas is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Houston, Texas is more expensive.

Overall, Houston, Texas cost of living is 98.20.

  COST OF LIVINGHouston, TexasUnited States
  Overall  98100
  Grocery  83.5100
  Health  99100
  Housing  107100
  Utilities  94100
  Transportation  96100
  Miscellaneous  97100
Relocating To Houston (HELP)
I am a single parent from NJ looking to relocate to Houston, TX. Well the suburbs where I can raise my child & experience something different than high priced NJ where... (read more)
re: A town strictly for business - 10/27/2011
Well said. I'm a native and agree with your view on this... (read more)
A town strictly for business
No need to consider Houston unless it is driven by your career choice. Excellent economy, tremendous medical center and obviously the center of the oil & gas industry. ... (read more)
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re: One of the worst cities to live in - 5/2/2015
We lived in the country near Rosenberg. I never saw so many families with these sociopath sons still living at home with drug problems. I remember the suprise of seeing... (read more)
re: "Considering moving to Houston, Austin, or San
What's up Tori?! I have a friend looking for a cosmetologist. She is located in Mid-Town in an upscale salon and is overloaded with clientele. She needs help ASAP! In my... (read more)
re: Houston--think twice - 10/10/2015
Clown. I hate you have cancer, but the beginning of your comment sounds like your mentality is cancerous. Houston is one of the most diverse places on the planet to... (read more)
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