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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Texas 2018

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  • Elsa, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,542
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  • Raymondville, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,165
  • I have been living in Raymondville for ten years. I must say it is a small town with many customs and traditions. During Christmas, people collect donations for the orphans. The people in the community
61
  • Mila Doce, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,504
67
  • Donna, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,349
  • The beautiful waters of South Texas premier beach destination, South Padre Island, is just a short drive from Donna Texas! Every time I visit South Padre Island, whether it be spring break time, or the
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  • Doffing, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,640
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  • Progreso, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,826
75
  • Roma, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,093
  • Roma, Texas is absolutely THE best place to call home in the entire USA! The cost of living is really good, there's plenty of things to do here, and the opportunities are endless! And did I say it was
67
  • Palmview South, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,221
73
  • Alamo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,021
  • It is a small city, very inexpensive homes and taxes, but there is a lot of housing and low income houses which brings a lot of crime. Lots of graffiti and street gangs. Lots of high school drop outs and
73
  • San Benito, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,442
  • San Benito is the best place I could think to raise a family. It offers an amazing plethora of restaurants, arts, and culture. It has all of the charm and pleasantries of a "small town" with all of the
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  • Mercedes, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,501
  • I have to say that living in Mercedes, Texas is starting to become a bit unpleasant. It used to be one of the best areas in Texas, but these days things are changing and not for the better. The crime
78
  • La Feria, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,241
70
  • La Homa, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,999
  • Living in La Homa, TX was a great experience. I am use to the city life setting, so my family and I enjoyed staying here. There is a fair amount of shopping centers, attractions and restaurants to eat
82
  • Rio Grande City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,242
  • Down here in South Texas, it is commonly known that anything South of Zapata Texas is known as "The Valley." I have lived all through out the Valley, including Rio Grande City. This entire area has seen
77
  • Weslaco, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,021
  • Weslaco is a great place to live and has lots of activities for friends, families and couples. The city also has a low unemployment rate (6.9%) and in 2016, Weslaco got the highest bond rating in the
82
  • Pharr, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,172
  • Growing up in Pharr, TX has been great for me. I have lived there for 2 years growing up, and it has been a great experience. There are a lot of things to do in this city, and the people/community are
74
  • San Juan, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,983
  • Texas is in my top 5 states to live in. My time here was so much fun and I learned a lot. There are many cities to choose from but the ones that are my favorite are the ones that have a mix of cultures
68
  • Palmview, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,644
78
  • Alton, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,581
  • Located here in Texas, is my hometown of Alton, Texas and this is the place that I am proud to call home. Living here provides you with peace and quiet. The crime here is basically nonexistent and the
84
  • Hidalgo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,449
  • Living in Hidalgo, TX was an interesting experience for me. I thought that this city was nice to stay in temporarily because of the cost of living. The cost of living here is definitely a lot cheaper
65
  • Cameron Park, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,677
74
  • Crystal City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,414
72
  • Vernon, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,761
  • I would call the city of Vernon, TX a one-horse town but there are way too many horses in Vernon for that to true. In fact, I think there may be more horses than people. Vernon is big on rodeos, cattle,
78
  • Harlingen, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,634
  • Harlingen is the worst place in the world, nothing good to see and nothing good to do! no one wants to live there, and if they do live there its probably not by
74
  • Murillo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,714
74
  • Freeport, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,122
  • If you're relocating to Freeport soon, be sure to take your loved ones to a few of these attractions to make sure your time in the city is enjoyable. To learn more about the history of the city and
71
  • Wharton, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,773
82
  • Mission, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,200
  • I had lived in Mission, Texas for a few years before relocating to Seattle. Mission has a rich history rife with many attractions, restaurants, night clubs, golf courses and entertainment. I used to love
82
  • Edinburg, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,399
  • So much reverse discrimination here!!! Economy is piss poor get a simple traffic stop be prepared to pay again a few years later with another fine plus up charges. Espinoza or whatever his name aka judge
69
  • Fabens, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,168
68
  • Marlin, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,705
71
  • Cameron, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,457
77
  • Port Lavaca, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,374
  • Port Lavaca, Texas is the place that I call home. This place is a good city to live in. The beaches here are absolutely amazing. The best areas in Port Lavaca, Texas are the little parks and recreational
69
  • Eidson Road, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,654
74
  • Bowie, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,115
80
  • Edna, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,731
78
  • Laredo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 251,671
  • There isn't a lot going on in this town and wishing that we hadn't booked a week on unreliable information from the tourist bureau. They make it look super clean and beautiful, but it isn't for the most
66
  • San Elizario, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,144
84
  • McAllen, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 138,475
  • Although i think McAllen Texas is a great beautiful city its justice system lacks a lot. For lack of a better word it sucks. I know this because i have been involved in the system helping my girlfriend
80
  • Iowa Park, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,390
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  • Bay City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,558
  • Living in Bay City, Texas has been the perfect place for me to raise my family. This city is comfortable and has a great community life. From well-equipped homes to rent or buy, you will easily find the
80
  • Brownsville, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 182,110
  • The past review was pretty generic and extremely narrowed down to one point of view if you ask me. Brownsville is a city in Texas where it is always sunny and beautiful yes there is a lot of Mexican
84
  • Clute, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,370
  • I lived in Clute Texas for nearly a decade and knew the city inside and out; Clute is a small town that lies between Lake Jackson Texas and Freeport Texas. Within walking distance of several schools, you
60
  • Homestead Meadows South, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,659
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  • Paris, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,936
  • Today is a one-star day for the water office although the when I called about new service last week Kelly was helpful and polite. Today I have been calling for over two hours and have not yet had anyone
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  • Uvalde, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,353
  • Summers are hot in Texas, but down in Uvalde, TX its as cool as it gets! I absolutely love it here. Uvalde is small country town, but there is so much going on here. If you love the outdoors, come on
82
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 105,013
  • Ever wanted to go to a place of natural beauty? Visit the city of Wichita Falls, Texas. It's so amazing! There are several attractions in Wichita Falls worth visiting including the Kell House Museum. You
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  • Borger, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,001
  • Living in Borger, TX Was a very interesting experience for my family and I. To be honest, we got bored pretty fast. There are not many places to take your family as far as attractions and restaurants.
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  • Bonham, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,040
  • I have called Bonham, Texas home for the past 22 years and wouldn't have it any other way. This community is unique in itself with wonderful people who truly are "the salt of the earth". They are
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  • Pearsall, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,847

Finding an affordable place to live in Texas is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Texas that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Texas. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Texas.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Texas with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Texas, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Texas, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.