El Paso, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
86
El Paso's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
150 out of 403
In Texas
959 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 El Paso is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in El Paso, TX?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, El Paso has an overall cost of living index of 86 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Texas, El Paso has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Texas's index of 91.

The standard of living in El Paso ranks as #959 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies El Paso ranks as the #5,447 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

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El Paso Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense El Paso Texas National Average
Overall 86 91 100
Services 89 95 100
Groceries 102 90 100
Health 100 97 100
Housing 70 83 100
Transportation 98 94 100
Utilities 86 102 100
For more reading on cost of living around Texas, check out:
El Paso Cost of Living Vs. TX

El Paso, 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.

$127,400
Median Home Value
$837
Median Rent
$47,568
Median Income
Statistic El Paso Texas United States
Median Home Value $127,400 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $837 $1,045 $1,062
Median Income $47,568 $61,874 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.7x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed El Paso Services Costs Vs. Texas

Item El Paso Texas
Shampoo $0.94 $1.01
Movie $10.85 $10.72
Bowling $15.62 $13.86

Detailed El Paso Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

Item El Paso Texas
Ground Beef $3.46 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.95 $1.4
Milk $2.12 $1.96

Detailed El Paso Health Costs Vs. Texas

Item El Paso Texas
Haircut $20.56 $17.49
Beauty Salon $28.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.08 $2.32

Detailed El Paso Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item El Paso Texas
Potatoes $4.06 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $9.28 $9.23
Optometrist $100.75 $106.34
Doctor $110.11 $115.25
Dentist $95.89 $98.38

Detailed El Paso Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

Item El Paso Texas
Gasoline $2.71 $2.59
Tire Balancing $44.19 $48.9
All Electricity $124.64 $167.6
Phone $182.64 $163.42

El Paso SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around El Paso

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. El Paso
Socorro, TX 33,778 81 0.9x
Sunland Park, NM 17,081 83 1.0x
Chaparral, NM 14,437 80 0.9x
Fort Bliss, TX 11,427 108 1.3x
Anthony, NM 9,310 79 0.9x
Santa Teresa, NM 5,515 91 1.1x
Anthony, TX 5,236 81 0.9x
Homestead Meadows North, TX 5,126 79 0.9x
Canutillo, TX 5,123 79 0.9x

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