According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Houston has an overall cost of living index of 94 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Texas, Houston has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Texas's index of 91.
The standard of living in Houston ranks as #2371 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies Houston ranks as the #4035 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.
|Living Expense||Houston||Texas||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Houston||Sugar Land, TX||118,182||117||1.2x||Pearland, TX||117,867||103||1.1x||Atascocita, TX||79,019||101||1.1x||Mission Bend, TX||39,291||95||1.0x||Deer Park, TX||33,935||96||1.0x||Fresno, TX||24,607||97||1.0x||Bellaire, TX||18,733||172||1.8x||West University Place, TX||15,619||193||2.1x||Four Corners, TX||12,465||101||1.1x||Galena Park, TX||11,075||85||0.9x|