San Antonio, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
San Antonio'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 San Antonio is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in San Antonio, TX?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, San Antonio has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Texas, San Antonio has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Texas's index of 91.

The standard of living in San Antonio ranks as #1324 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies San Antonio ranks as the #5083 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

San Antonio Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense San Antonio Texas National Average
Overall 88 91 100
Services 99 95 100
Groceries 87 90 100
Health 89 97 100
Housing 74 83 100
Transportation 91 94 100
Utilities 88 102 100
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San Antonio, 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 San Antonio Texas United States
Median Home Value $136,800 $161,700 $204,900
Median Rent $958 $998 $1,023
Median Income $50,980 $59,570 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.7x 2.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around San Antonio

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. San Antonio
Schertz, TX 38,991 93 1.1x
Cibolo, TX 27,963 100 1.1x
Converse, TX 26,246 90 1.0x
Timberwood Park, TX 25,976 113 1.3x
Live Oak, TX 15,595 89 1.0x
Leon Valley, TX 11,306 91 1.0x
Kirby, TX 8,625 83 0.9x
Alamo Heights, TX 8,193 136 1.5x
Lackland AFB, TX 6,454 116 1.3x
Terrell Hills, TX 5,330 152 1.7x

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