Allen, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
104
Allen's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
350 out of 403
In Texas
3,612 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Allen is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Allen, TX?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Allen has an overall cost of living index of 104 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Texas, Allen has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Texas's index of 91.

The standard of living in Allen ranks as #3,613 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies Allen ranks as the #2,794 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

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Allen Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense Allen Texas National Average
Overall 104 91 100
Services 83 95 100
Groceries 91 90 100
Health 104 97 100
Housing 130 83 100
Transportation 96 94 100
Utilities 117 102 100
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Allen Cost of Living Vs. TX

Allen, TX Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Texas, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$303,300
Median Home Value
$1,487
Median Rent
$105,925
Median Income
Statistic Allen Texas United States
Median Home Value $303,300 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $1,487 $1,045 $1,062
Median Income $105,925 $61,874 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.9x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Allen Services Costs Vs. Texas

Item Allen Texas
Shampoo $0.93 $1.01
Movie $10.45 $10.72
Bowling $15.25 $13.86

Detailed Allen Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

Item Allen Texas
Ground Beef $3.75 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.31 $1.4
Milk $1.69 $1.96

Detailed Allen Health Costs Vs. Texas

Item Allen Texas
Haircut $15.67 $17.49
Beauty Salon $33.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.74 $2.32

Detailed Allen Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item Allen Texas
Potatoes $3.81 $3.18
Pizza $8.49 $10.39
Beer $9.74 $9.23
Optometrist $103.25 $106.34
Doctor $115.0 $115.25
Dentist $108.0 $98.38

Detailed Allen Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

Item Allen Texas
Gasoline $2.5 $2.59
Tire Balancing $47.39 $48.9
All Electricity $218.94 $167.6
Phone $182.64 $163.42

Allen SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Allen

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Allen
Plano, TX 287,064 112 1.1x
McKinney, TX 182,055 102 1.0x
Frisco, TX 177,020 111 1.1x
Carrollton, TX 135,834 103 1.0x
Richardson, TX 116,432 107 1.0x
Lewisville, TX 106,386 101 1.0x
The Colony, TX 43,005 102 1.0x
Sachse, TX 25,607 106 1.0x
University Park, TX 25,036 216 2.1x
Murphy, TX 20,612 127 1.2x

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