The 10 Cheapest El Paso, TX Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in El Paso are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in El Paso might be more expensive than living in rural Texas, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those El Paso neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in El Paso are the cheapest.

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in El Paso for 2022? According to the most recent census data, United looks to be the cheaptest El Paso neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in El Paso. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around El Paso that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in El Paso.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In El Paso For 2022

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Population: 3,210
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (7th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.009 (3rd cheapest)
More on United: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 30
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (13th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.2 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (cheapest)
More on Buena Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,760
Cost Of Living Index: 75 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (42nd cheapest)
More on Eagle: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 196
Cost Of Living Index: 91 (32nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.2 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (15th cheapest)
More on Stoneridge: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 113,044
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (17th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (12th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (23rd cheapest)
More on Central: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 19,591
Cost Of Living Index: 90 (3cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (17th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.012 (6th cheapest)
More on Cielo Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 52,343
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (17th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (20th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (18th cheapest)
More on Lower Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 299
Cost Of Living Index: 88 (29th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (15th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (13th cheapest)
More on Carpenter: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 98,604
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (26th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (27th cheapest)
More on Northeast: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 139,672
Cost Of Living Index: 93 (36th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (14th cheapest)
More on East Side: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest El Paso Hoods In 2022

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in El Paso, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 50 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In El Paso." We're lookin' at you, United.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places El Paso. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In El Paso

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in El Paso where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in El Paso aren't all cheap. Rosedale takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in El Paso.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In El Paso For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 United 81
2 Buena Vista 84
3 Eagle 75
4 Stoneridge 91
5 Central 85
6 Cielo Vista 90
7 Lower Valley 85
8 Carpenter 88
9 Northeast 87
10 East Side 93
11 Las Palmas 94
12 San Juan 80
13 North Hills 100
14 Mesa Hills 86
15 Save The Valley 21 84
16 Thomas Manor 87
17 Castner Heights 93
18 Pasadena 82
19 Manhattan Heights 86
20 Ysleta Mission Valley 86
21 Lakeside 85
22 Borderland 85
23 Album Park 92
24 Sunset Heights 82
25 Zach White 101
26 Northwest 99
27 A Presidential Neighborhood 81
28 El Paso Lower Valley 84
29 Roberts 85
30 Mission Hills 101
31 Montoya Heights 94
32 Five Points 87
33 Las Tierras 97
34 Magoffin 78
35 Alameda Business 81
36 Medina 88
37 Mountain Arroyos 105
38 Friends Of Karl Wyler 92
39 Silver Springs Village 115
40 Willow Bend One 118
41 La Colonia Escondida 119
42 Chihuahuita 79
43 Houston Park 81
44 Golden Hills 87
45 Coronado 96
46 Chamizal 81
47 Rim Area 106
48 Redd-Mulberry 96
49 El Paso High 86
50 Rosedale 88

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in El Paso.

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