Whether looking for a job in Texas or a place to retire, Texas is home to some of the least expensive cities to live in.
Based upon a report by Council for Community and Economic Research, CNBC released a report of the Top 10 Least Expensive Cities to Live and Texas was home to 3 of the Top 5.
Among CNBC’s Least Expensive Cites, Waco, McAllen, and Harlingen rank as some of best cities for your value. Whether looking for cheap coffee or a cheap haircut some of the best prices can be found in Texas.
With a diverse job market and various cities to live, Texas provides for an inexpensive state to live in with quality colleges to send your kids. The lack of an income tax will help to allow your dollar to go further than in other states.
Waco represents a college town that is home to Baylor University and is located in the middle of the car drive from Dallas to Austin on I-35.
McAllen represents a southern Texas city which is located near Mexico in the Rio Grande Valley.
Harlingen is a retirement type town in the southern tip of Texas that provides one of the lowest costs of living for the state.
So as you search for a new job or career, remember that looking for a job in Texas won’t only put money in your wallet, but also prevent it from going out.
Texas Cost Of Living Statistics
- State Sales Tax: 6.25% – 8.25% (depending on local taxes)
- Gasoline Tax- .20 cents per gallon
- Diesel Fuel Tax – .20 cents per gallon
- Cigarette Tax – $1.41 per pack of 20
- Income Taxes – None