San Antonio cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexSan AntonioTexasNational
Cost of living index8690100
IndexSan AntonioTexasNational
Goods & Services index10297100
Groceries index8390100
Health care index9296100
Housing index7178100
Transportation index8595100
Utilities index8794100

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  • The cost of living in San Antonio is 4% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in San Antonio is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in San Antonio is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Texas general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Texas state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Compare San Antonio, TX Cost of living To Other Cities

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemSan AntonioNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.96$2.4719.7%
Shampoo $0.83$1.0218.8%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $5.50$4.3925.2%

Groceries

ItemSan AntonioNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$4.4810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $2.49$2.365.7%
Potatoes $3.11$3.061.6%
Pizza $9.08$9.241.8%
Beer $8.23$8.634.7%

Health Care

ItemSan AntonioNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.00$99.7814.8%
Doctor $96.67$105.038.0%
Dentist $81.67$88.707.9%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $285.91$298.504.2%

Housing

ItemSan AntonioNational avg.Difference
Home Price $113,100.00$181,400.0037.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $727.20$1,081.0332.7%
Apartment Rent $798.00$889.0010.2%

Transportation

ItemSan AntonioNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$2.0911.8%
Tire Balancing $34.80$45.2923.2%

Utilities

ItemSan AntonioNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.30$170.8022.0%
Phone $28.00$28.260.9%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
University, MS4,33693-7%
Martinez, TX093-7%
Loma Grande, TX1693-7%
Amaya, TX2468-32%
Loma Vista, TX5075-25%
San Antonio, TX1,335,28786-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
San Diego, CA1,308,61914444%
Phoenix, AZ1,462,36895-5%
Dallas, TX1,207,20298-2%
Philadelphia, PA1,525,8111066%
San Jose, CA954,37915757%
San Antonio, TX1,335,28786-14%
Source: The San Antonio, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.