Harlingen, TX Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Harlingen, TX?

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

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

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

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Harlingen Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense Harlingen Texas National Average
Overall 74 91 100
Services 75 95 100
Groceries 83 90 100
Health 84 97 100
Housing 53 83 100
Transportation 89 94 100
Utilities 102 102 100
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Harlingen Cost of Living Vs. TX

Harlingen, 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.

$87,500
Median Home Value
$737
Median Rent
$39,752
Median Income
Statistic Harlingen Texas United States
Median Home Value $87,500 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $737 $1,045 $1,062
Median Income $39,752 $61,874 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Harlingen Services Costs Vs. Texas

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

Detailed Harlingen Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

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

Detailed Harlingen Health Costs Vs. Texas

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

Detailed Harlingen Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item Harlingen 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 Harlingen Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

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

Harlingen SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Harlingen

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Harlingen
Brownsville, TX 182,271 74 1.0x
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
San Benito, TX 24,371 70 0.9x
Alton, TX 16,976 74 1.0x
Hidalgo, TX 13,884 74 1.0x
La Homa, TX 12,729 72 1.0x
Raymondville, TX 11,021 68 0.9x

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