McAllen, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
79
McAllen's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
45 out of 405
In Texas
155 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 McAllen is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in McAllen, TX?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, McAllen has an overall cost of living index of 79 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Texas, McAllen has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Texas's index of 94.

The standard of living in McAllen ranks as #155 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies McAllen ranks as the #6,263 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

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McAllen Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense McAllen Texas National Average
Overall 79 94 100
Services 79 98 100
Groceries 88 89 100
Health 71 95 100
Housing 69 83 100
Transportation 87 89 100
Utilities 103 101 100
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McAllen Cost of Living Vs. TX

McAllen, 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.

$131,500
Median Home Value
$829
Median Rent
$49,259
Median Income
Statistic McAllen Texas United States
Median Home Value $131,500 $187,200 $229,800
Median Rent $829 $1,082 $1,096
Median Income $49,259 $63,826 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.7x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed McAllen Services Costs Vs. Texas

Item McAllen Texas
Shampoo $0.89 $1.06
Movie $10.25 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed McAllen Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

Item McAllen Texas
Ground Beef $4.31 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.47 $1.39
Milk $1.91 $2.05

Detailed McAllen Health Costs Vs. Texas

Item McAllen Texas
Haircut $11.21 $18.62
Beauty Salon $30.83 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.15 $2.34

Detailed McAllen Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item McAllen Texas
Potatoes $2.67 $3.29
Pizza $10.32 $10.62
Beer $9.64 $9.38
Optometrist $75.0 $108.57
Doctor $57.67 $116.17
Dentist $63.67 $99.13

Detailed McAllen Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

Item McAllen Texas
Gasoline $1.97 $2.22
Tire Balancing $43.33 $50.07
All Electricity $175.49 $167.67
Phone $185.48 $175.64

Mcallen SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around McAllen

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. McAllen
Edinburg, TX 97,734 81 1.0x
Mission, TX 83,796 79 1.0x
Pharr, TX 78,689 75 0.9x
Weslaco, TX 41,103 74 0.9x
San Juan, TX 36,759 76 1.0x
Alamo, TX 19,851 75 0.9x
Alton, TX 17,683 77 1.0x
Donna, TX 16,381 70 0.9x
Hidalgo, TX 13,984 77 1.0x
La Homa, TX 11,066 75 0.9x

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