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

Overall, Tyler, Texas cost of living is 85.70.

  COST OF LIVINGTyler, TexasUnited States
  Overall  86100
  Grocery  90.8100
  Health  91100
  Housing  63100
  Utilities  96100
  Transportation  102100
  Miscellaneous  98100


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Tyler Climate
It is hot, but nice for people who don't like long... (read more)
re: Super conservative and nothing to do - 3/27/20
It is now 9 yrs later than this post, and looks like things have changed in Tyler. In researching to retire there, I've noticed a lot of shopping is available there,... (read more)
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re: Great town! - 5/13/2015
I was so happy to find your post as I have placed an offer to buy a home in East Tyler just outside the loop. I live in Los Angeles now and, unlike those who posted... (read more)
re: Tyler is GREAT for the elderly - 7/27/2009
I did research on the utilities, which are deregulated like Dallas. I found that the rates are the same. You research online for the best rate for your usage, and length... (read more)
Retiring in Tyler
Pros: Awesome public library, pretty city, good gardening soil, friendly people, lovely historic homes, good medical facilities, good selection of stores and... (read more)
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