Harlingen, TX Cost Of Living

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
75
Harlingen's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
19 out of 405
In Texas
35 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 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 75 which is 0.8x 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 94.

The standard of living in Harlingen ranks as #35 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies Harlingen ranks as the #6,383 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

For more reading on life in Harlingen, check out:

Harlingen Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense Harlingen Texas National Average
Overall 75 94 100
Services 75 98 100
Groceries 79 89 100
Health 81 95 100
Housing 55 83 100
Transportation 89 89 100
Utilities 107 101 100
For more reading on cost of living around Texas, check out:
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.

$92,000
Median Home Value
$748
Median Rent
$43,003
Median Income
Statistic Harlingen Texas United States
Median Home Value $92,000 $187,200 $229,800
Median Rent $748 $1,082 $1,096
Median Income $43,003 $63,826 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.1x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Harlingen Services Costs Vs. Texas

Item Harlingen Texas
Shampoo $0.89 $1.06
Movie $8.82 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed Harlingen Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

Item Harlingen Texas
Ground Beef $3.64 $4.22
Fried Chicken $0.96 $1.39
Milk $1.74 $2.05

Detailed Harlingen Health Costs Vs. Texas

Item Harlingen Texas
Haircut $8.0 $18.62
Beauty Salon $21.89 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.18 $2.34

Detailed Harlingen Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item Harlingen Texas
Potatoes $2.23 $3.29
Pizza $9.07 $10.62
Beer $7.49 $9.38
Optometrist $63.33 $108.57
Doctor $88.33 $116.17
Dentist $75.56 $99.13

Detailed Harlingen Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

Item Harlingen Texas
Gasoline $1.93 $2.22
Tire Balancing $46.0 $50.07
All Electricity $186.77 $167.67
Phone $185.48 $175.64

Harlingen SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
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 182,230 75 1.0x
McAllen, TX 142,557 79 1.1x
Edinburg, TX 97,734 81 1.1x
Mission, TX 83,796 79 1.1x
Pharr, TX 78,689 75 1.0x
San Benito, TX 24,259 70 0.9x
Alton, TX 17,683 77 1.0x
Hidalgo, TX 13,984 77 1.0x
La Homa, TX 11,066 75 1.0x
Raymondville, TX 10,950 69 0.9x

Articles About Texas

Enjoy The Snack?