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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Texas 2020

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  • Elsa, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,542
63
  • 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…[read more]
56
  • Mila Doce, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,504
69
  • Progreso, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,826
60
  • Cameron Park, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,677
72
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • 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…[read more]
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…[read more]
67
  • Doffing, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,640
74
  • La Feria, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,241
79
  • 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…[read more]
66
  • Palmview South, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,221
  • It's not the best city out there by any means. However, it is slowly getting better since we recently changed commissioner. We have new businesses slowly showing up and while the city current lacks a…[read more]
64
  • 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…[read more]
67
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • Brownsville, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 182,110
  • Our family visited last spring. We were impressed with the friendly people, the lovely resacas around the city, and the weather. My husband and I went for morning walks around the area where we were…[read more]
76
  • 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…[read more]
70
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Palmview, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,644
73
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • Crystal City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,414
78
  • Los Fresnos, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,376
77
  • Port Isabel, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,015
71
  • Murillo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,714
77
  • Yoakum, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,865
75
  • Cameron, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,457
72
  • 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.…[read more]
66
  • Fabens, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,168
70
  • 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,…[read more]
81
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Edinburg, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,399
  • I lived in Edinburg, Texas, when I was younger and have many fond memories of the place. Edinburg is somewhat of a small, all-American town with a relaxed, family oriented atmosphere. If you prefer…[read more]
57
  • Marlin, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,705
69
  • Sweetwater, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,765
  • This town has a ton of potential. Unfortunately, not enough progressive people live in Sweetwater so there are a handful of people doing ALL the work. The average summer temperature on this page is…[read more]
77
  • Pampa, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,172
  • The time that I have spent living in Pampa, Texas has been interesting and quite entertaining to say the least. I feel as though I made a good choice moving here back in 1997, but I do have one issue…[read more]
74
  • San Elizario, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,144
73
  • Slaton, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,068
65
  • Eidson Road, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,654
56
  • Homestead Meadows South, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,659
74
  • Luling, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,679
80
  • Muleshoe, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,076
71
  • Laredo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 251,671
  • Laredo is a horrible place to live and the most depressing. The people are rude and ugly and hate everybody and their mama if they don't speak Spanish. Ive never been to a place in America where you had…[read more]
79
  • Breckenridge, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,573
83
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Gonzales, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,440
60
  • Kermit, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,219
77
  • Hereford, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,086
  • I had a glorious experience a while living in Hereford Texas. The city is the county of Deaf Smith. Hereford is 48 miles from Amarillo Texas. The town is known for being the beef capital of the world due…[read more]
83
  • 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…[read more]

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.