Hidalgo, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Hidalgo's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Hidalgo is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Hidalgo, TX?

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

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

The standard of living in Hidalgo ranks as #37 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies Hidalgo ranks as the #6369 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

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Hidalgo Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense Hidalgo Texas National Average
Overall 74 91 100
Services 77 95 100
Groceries 85 90 100
Health 70 97 100
Housing 54 83 100
Transportation 90 94 100
Utilities 101 102 100
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Hidalgo Cost of Living Vs. TX

Hidalgo, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Hidalgo Texas United States
Median Home Value $91,800 $161,700 $204,900
Median Rent $638 $998 $1,023
Median Income $34,741 $59,570 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.6x 2.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Hidalgo

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Hidalgo
McAllen, TX 141,597 79 1.1x
Edinburg, TX 94,019 77 1.0x
Mission, TX 83,709 77 1.0x
Pharr, TX 77,835 73 1.0x
Weslaco, TX 39,871 73 1.0x
San Juan, TX 36,740 74 1.0x
Alamo, TX 19,591 71 1.0x
Donna, TX 16,576 70 0.9x
Alton, TX 16,566 74 1.0x
La Homa, TX 12,054 72 1.0x

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