Houston, Texas gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 96.9, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 3.1 percent lower than the U.S. average and 2.9 percent lower than the average for Texas.
A typical home costs $247,900, which is 26.7 percent less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 16.7 percent less expensive than the average Texas home, at $297,600. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Houston costs $1,350 per month, which is 5.6 percent cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 5.2 percent more than the state average of $1,280.
To live comfortably in Houston, Texas, a minimum annual income of $47,520 for a family, and $45,200 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Houston is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Houston, Texas is more expensive.
Houston cost of living is 96.9