Arlington, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
91
Arlington's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
226 out of 405
In Texas
1,804 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Arlington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Arlington, TX?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Arlington has an overall cost of living index of 91 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Texas, Arlington has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Texas's index of 94.

The standard of living in Arlington ranks as #1,804 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies Arlington ranks as the #4,614 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

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Arlington Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense Arlington Texas National Average
Overall 91 94 100
Services 102 98 100
Groceries 96 89 100
Health 96 95 100
Housing 79 83 100
Transportation 88 89 100
Utilities 107 101 100
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Arlington Cost of Living Vs. TX

Arlington, 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.

$188,100
Median Home Value
$1,089
Median Rent
$63,351
Median Income
Statistic Arlington Texas United States
Median Home Value $188,100 $187,200 $229,800
Median Rent $1,089 $1,082 $1,096
Median Income $63,351 $63,826 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.0x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Arlington Services Costs Vs. Texas

Item Arlington Texas
Shampoo $0.99 $1.06
Movie $10.24 $10.68
Bowling $18.08 $14.67

Detailed Arlington Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

Item Arlington Texas
Ground Beef $5.2 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.87 $1.39
Milk $1.92 $2.05

Detailed Arlington Health Costs Vs. Texas

Item Arlington Texas
Haircut $27.56 $18.62
Beauty Salon $53.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.7 $2.34

Detailed Arlington Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item Arlington Texas
Potatoes $2.67 $3.29
Pizza $9.31 $10.62
Beer $9.8 $9.38
Optometrist $92.25 $108.57
Doctor $91.05 $116.17
Dentist $108.33 $99.13

Detailed Arlington Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

Item Arlington Texas
Gasoline $1.83 $2.22
Tire Balancing $47.98 $50.07
All Electricity $187.94 $167.67
Phone $184.73 $175.64

Arlington SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
7
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Arlington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Arlington
Grand Prairie, TX 193,835 99 1.1x
Mansfield, TX 71,419 102 1.1x
North Richland Hills, TX 70,585 99 1.1x
Grapevine, TX 54,151 109 1.2x
Bedford, TX 49,145 97 1.1x
Keller, TX 46,885 117 1.3x
Coppell, TX 41,494 121 1.3x
Hurst, TX 38,783 94 1.0x
Southlake, TX 31,684 150 1.6x
Colleyville, TX 26,766 136 1.5x

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