Alton, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
74
Alton's Overall Cost Of Living
0.7x
Lower Than The National Average
23 out of 403
In Texas
37 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 Alton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Alton, TX?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Alton has an overall cost of living index of 74 which is 0.7x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Texas, Alton has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Texas's index of 91.

The standard of living in Alton ranks as #37 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies Alton ranks as the #6,369 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

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Alton Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense Alton Texas National Average
Overall 74 91 100
Services 77 95 100
Groceries 85 90 100
Health 70 97 100
Housing 52 83 100
Transportation 90 94 100
Utilities 101 102 100
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Alton Cost of Living Vs. TX

Alton, 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.

$73,900
Median Home Value
$733
Median Rent
$32,495
Median Income
Statistic Alton Texas United States
Median Home Value $73,900 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $733 $1,045 $1,062
Median Income $32,495 $61,874 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Alton Services Costs Vs. Texas

Item Alton Texas
Shampoo $0.78 $1.01
Movie $10.25 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Alton Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

Item Alton Texas
Ground Beef $3.24 $3.9
Fried Chicken $0.95 $1.4
Milk $1.53 $1.96

Detailed Alton Health Costs Vs. Texas

Item Alton Texas
Haircut $7.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $29.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.96 $2.32

Detailed Alton Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item Alton Texas
Potatoes $1.98 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $8.98 $9.23
Optometrist $72.5 $106.34
Doctor $56.0 $115.25
Dentist $62.0 $98.38

Detailed Alton Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

Item Alton Texas
Gasoline $2.35 $2.59
Tire Balancing $45.0 $48.9
All Electricity $170.77 $167.6
Phone $182.64 $163.42

Alton SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
3
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
3
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Alton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Alton
McAllen, TX 141,968 79 1.1x
Edinburg, TX 95,847 77 1.0x
Mission, TX 83,567 77 1.0x
Pharr, TX 78,073 73 1.0x
Alamo, TX 19,613 71 1.0x
Donna, TX 16,409 70 0.9x
Hidalgo, TX 13,884 74 1.0x
La Homa, TX 12,729 72 1.0x
Palmview, TX 5,733 74 1.0x
Palmview South, TX 5,589 71 1.0x

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