Brownsville, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
74
Brownsville'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 Brownsville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Brownsville, TX?

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

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

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

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Brownsville Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense Brownsville Texas National Average
Overall 74 91 100
Services 75 95 100
Groceries 83 90 100
Health 84 97 100
Housing 52 83 100
Transportation 89 94 100
Utilities 102 102 100
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Brownsville Cost of Living Vs. TX

Brownsville, 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.

$90,000
Median Home Value
$736
Median Rent
$38,588
Median Income
Statistic Brownsville Texas United States
Median Home Value $90,000 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $736 $1,045 $1,062
Median Income $38,588 $61,874 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Brownsville Services Costs Vs. Texas

Item Brownsville Texas
Shampoo $0.78 $1.01
Movie $10.75 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Brownsville Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

Item Brownsville Texas
Ground Beef $3.4 $3.9
Fried Chicken $0.94 $1.4
Milk $1.55 $1.96

Detailed Brownsville Health Costs Vs. Texas

Item Brownsville Texas
Haircut $6.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $21.25 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.17 $2.32

Detailed Brownsville Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item Brownsville Texas
Potatoes $2.1 $3.18
Pizza $9.0 $10.39
Beer $13.86 $9.23
Optometrist $62.5 $106.34
Doctor $95.0 $115.25
Dentist $76.67 $98.38

Detailed Brownsville Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

Item Brownsville Texas
Gasoline $2.39 $2.59
Tire Balancing $42.0 $48.9
All Electricity $172.62 $167.6
Phone $182.64 $163.42

Brownsville SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
4
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Brownsville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Brownsville
Edinburg, TX 95,847 77 1.0x
Pharr, TX 78,073 73 1.0x
Harlingen, TX 65,129 74 1.0x
Weslaco, TX 40,464 73 1.0x
San Benito, TX 24,371 70 0.9x
Alamo, TX 19,613 71 1.0x
Mercedes, TX 16,564 70 0.9x
Donna, TX 16,409 70 0.9x
Raymondville, TX 11,021 68 0.9x
Los Fresnos, TX 7,738 75 1.0x

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