B+
Overall 12%
Goods & Services 11%
Housing 25%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexEast SideEl PasoTexas
Cost of living888691
Goods & Services898995
Groceries10210290
Health care10010097
Housing757083
Transportation989894
Utilities8686102

Key findings

  • The cost of living in East Side is 4% lower than the El Paso average
  • The cost of living in East Side is 12% lower than the national average
  • East Side housing is 25% 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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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Household$56,714$4,726$1,323$1,702

      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

      ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.56$17.4917.6%
      Beauty Salon $28.33$38.1725.8%
      Toothpaste $2.08$2.3210.4%
      Shampoo $0.94$1.017.1%
      Movie $10.85$10.721.2%
      Bowling $15.62$13.8612.7%

      Groceries

      ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.46$3.9011.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.95$1.4039.7%
      Milk $2.12$1.968.0%
      Potatoes $4.06$3.1827.6%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $9.28$9.230.5%

      Health Care

      ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $100.75$106.345.3%
      Doctor $110.11$115.254.5%
      Dentist $95.89$98.382.5%
      Ibuprofen $10.81$9.2616.7%
      Lipitor $488.48$466.474.7%

      Housing

      ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $119,300.00$184,700.0035.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $895.24$1,273.3229.7%
      Apartment Rent $769.00$949.0019.0%

      Transportation

      ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.71$2.594.6%
      Tire Balancing $44.19$48.909.6%

      Utilities

      ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$124.64$167.6025.6%
      Phone $182.64$163.4211.8%
      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.
      Butterfield, TX5472-28%
      Sparks, TX4,20876-24%
      Agua Dulce, TX3,01176-24%
      San Elizario, TX9,14478-22%
      Homestead Meadows South, TX5,65978-22%
      El Paso, TX678,05886-14%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Detroit, MI683,44383-17%
      Seattle, WA668,84915858%
      Denver, CO663,30311414%
      Washington, DC659,00915252%
      Boston, MA658,27914545%
      El Paso, TX678,05886-14%
      Source: The East Side, El Paso, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.