Cost of Living

 
C2ER Cost of Living Index (The Council for Community and Economic Research)
  • According to C2ER, the DFW Metroplex cost of living is significantly lower than most major U.S. metropolitan areas and typical high-tech regions.

Home Price Comparison Index

  • The 2016 C2ER index score for Dallas housing is 88.0; the U.S. average is 100.
  • Dallas area homes are significantly lower in cost compared to east and west coast cities.

C2ER Cost of Living Index 2016 Annual Average Data

City

Composite Index

Housing Index Average Home Price 

Dallas, TX

100.4

88.0 $276,604

Richmond, VA

94.3

88.8 $284,312

Austin, TX

96.7

94.8 $276,884

Phoenix, AZ

97.0 98.3 $308,054

Houston, TX

98.8

103.0 $292,977

Denver, CO

110.4

131.9 $413,831

Chicago, IL

118.5

144.8 $460,745

Portland, OR

128.5

172.7 $466,921
Los Angeles, CA 142.3 223.1 $686,082
Boston, MA 148.1 201.2 $576,189
San Francisco, CA 177.4 323.1 $1,020,413
New York (Manhattan), NY 228.2 465.9 $1,621,965
Source: C2ER, 2016 Annual Average Data    
 
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