Elsa, TX Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
68
Elsa's Overall Cost Of Living
0.7x
Lower Than The National Average
2 out of 403
In Texas
2 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 Elsa is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Elsa, TX?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Elsa has an overall cost of living index of 68 which is 0.7x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Texas, Elsa has a cost of living index that's 0.7x lower than Texas's index of 91.

The standard of living in Elsa ranks as #2 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies Elsa ranks as the #6,404 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

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Elsa Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense Elsa Texas National Average
Overall 68 91 100
Services 77 95 100
Groceries 85 90 100
Health 70 97 100
Housing 31 83 100
Transportation 90 94 100
Utilities 101 102 100
For more reading on cost of living around Texas, check out:
Elsa Cost of Living Vs. TX

Elsa, 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.

$53,300
Median Home Value
$558
Median Rent
$35,994
Median Income
Statistic Elsa Texas United States
Median Home Value $53,300 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $558 $1,045 $1,062
Median Income $35,994 $61,874 $62,843
Home Value To Income 1.5x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Elsa Services Costs Vs. Texas

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

Detailed Elsa Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

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

Detailed Elsa Health Costs Vs. Texas

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

Detailed Elsa Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item Elsa 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 Elsa Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

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

Elsa SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
3
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
2
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
3
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Elsa

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Elsa
McAllen, TX 141,968 79 1.2x
Edinburg, TX 95,847 77 1.1x
Pharr, TX 78,073 73 1.1x
Harlingen, TX 65,129 74 1.1x
Weslaco, TX 40,464 73 1.1x
Alamo, TX 19,613 71 1.0x
Alton, TX 16,976 74 1.1x
Mercedes, TX 16,564 70 1.0x
Donna, TX 16,409 70 1.0x
Raymondville, TX 11,021 68 1.0x

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