South Houston, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
86
South Houston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
150 out of 403
In Texas
959 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means South Houston is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in South Houston, TX?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, South Houston has an overall cost of living index of 86 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Texas, South Houston has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Texas's index of 91.

The standard of living in South Houston ranks as #959 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies South Houston ranks as the #5,447 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

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South Houston Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense South Houston Texas National Average
Overall 86 91 100
Services 102 95 100
Groceries 89 90 100
Health 92 97 100
Housing 55 83 100
Transportation 97 94 100
Utilities 107 102 100
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South Houston Cost of Living Vs. TX

South Houston, 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.

$94,500
Median Home Value
$862
Median Rent
$45,852
Median Income
Statistic South Houston Texas United States
Median Home Value $94,500 $172,500 $217,500
Median Rent $862 $1,045 $1,062
Median Income $45,852 $61,874 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.1x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed South Houston Services Costs Vs. Texas

Item South Houston Texas
Shampoo $0.87 $1.01
Movie $10.26 $10.72
Bowling $19.8 $13.86

Detailed South Houston Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

Item South Houston Texas
Ground Beef $3.61 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.22 $1.4
Milk $1.29 $1.96

Detailed South Houston Health Costs Vs. Texas

Item South Houston Texas
Haircut $18.3 $17.49
Beauty Salon $62.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.99 $2.32

Detailed South Houston Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item South Houston Texas
Potatoes $2.63 $3.18
Pizza $8.54 $10.39
Beer $9.68 $9.23
Optometrist $122.22 $106.34
Doctor $85.83 $115.25
Dentist $95.7 $98.38

Detailed South Houston Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

Item South Houston Texas
Gasoline $2.34 $2.59
Tire Balancing $55.17 $48.9
All Electricity $189.83 $167.6
Phone $181.14 $163.42

South Houston SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
2
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around South Houston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. South Houston
Pasadena, TX 153,350 89 1.0x
Pearland, TX 122,078 103 1.2x
Channelview, TX 43,055 89 1.0x
Friendswood, TX 39,688 107 1.2x
La Porte, TX 35,246 94 1.1x
Deer Park, TX 33,855 96 1.1x
Cloverleaf, TX 25,718 88 1.0x
Fresno, TX 25,072 97 1.1x
Bellaire, TX 18,815 172 2.0x
West University Place, TX 15,603 193 2.2x

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