McAllen, TX Cost of Living

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McAllen cost of living score
Less expensive
23.5% lower
than the US average
18.8% lower
than the Texas average
McAllen, Texas gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 76.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 23.5% lower than the U.S. average and 18.8% higher than the average for Texas.

McAllen, TX

Housing costs in McAllen?
A typical home costs $204,100, which is 39.6% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 31.4% less expensive than the average Texas home, at $297,600. Renting a two-bedroom unit in McAllen costs $960 per month, which is 32.9% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 33.3% cheaper than the state average of $1,280.

Can I afford McAllen?
To live comfortably in McAllen, Texas, a minimum annual income of $39,240 for a family, and $30,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about McAllen?
McAllen, Texas presents budget friendly living possibilities; median house values come in close to $142K while the median rent for a one bedroom apartment stands near $750 - 950 depending on area or building type chosen. Necessities such as food and utilities can typically remain within U.S averages whereas tax rates occasionally have been among the lowest throughout much of Hidalgo County due largely McAllen’s status far south Texas-Mexico border region .
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Over 4 years ago

My wife and I are snowbirds from Iowa. We tried the McAllen area for a couple of seasons. We didn't like it, and have since opted for Mesa, AZ. Mesa ranked No. 8 in the  More

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On transfer here for two years now. Pros: Daytime traffic is pretty decent, when using Interstate 2. Home prices are cheaper, when compared to the national average.  More

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Over 10 years ago

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