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Cost of Living in San Antonio, TX, United States

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 70.86
Rent Index: 34.31
Groceries Index: 76.03
Restaurants Index: 61.27
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 53.25
Local Purchasing Power: 124.82

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
8.00
10.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 37.50 $
32.68
45.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $
5.50
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $
2.50
3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 $
3.75
4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.63 $
3.00
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.60 $
1.25
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.25 $
1.00
1.59
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.15 $
0.79
1.59
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.11 $
2.00
2.50
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.06 $
2.00
2.20
Eggs (12) 2.06 $
1.50
3.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.13 $
4.50
13.23
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.97 $
5.05
8.82
Apples (1kg) 3.49 $
3.00
4.17
Oranges (1kg) 2.98 $
2.20
4.00
Tomato (1kg) 2.66 $
2.00
3.73
Potato (1kg) 2.90 $
1.65
4.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.44 $
1.00
2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $
1.29
2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
11.00
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.41 $
1.35
3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.61 $
2.25
5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
5.50
6.50
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.30 $
1.25
2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 $
35.00
50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
3.00
3.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
2.49
5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $
20.00
30.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.88 $
0.83
0.94
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
20,000.00
25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 127.37 $
80.00
175.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
0.10
0.10
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.29 $
35.00
69.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.67 $
45.00
50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.00 $
12.00
45.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.50 $
8.00
10.50
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.83 $
39.99
45.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 23.00 $
20.00
30.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 80.43 $
70.00
99.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 80.67 $
75.00
100.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 845.83 $
600.00
1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 699.08 $
550.00
800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,662.50 $
1,200.00
2,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,177.78 $
1,000.00
1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,453.13 $
1,399.31
1,506.95
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 758.86 $
667.36
850.35
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,937.00 $
2,500.00
3,300.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.71
2.75
4.50

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Last update: July, 2014

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8 Comments so far

#Martin W on Jun 15, 2014 :
I'm a native New Yorker living in San Antonio since 2006. Gotta say, best move I could've ever made. Overall cost of living is much lower than in other major metropolitan cities, especially the northeast. Unfortunately, because of the influx of out of towners, prices have steadily increased in the last couple of years. The job market is solid. Thanks to tax incentives and corporate low cost, plenty of companies have relocated to Texas; many to the Alamo city. As a comparison, I lived in a dungeon basement studio in Brooklyn and paid $900 monthly. Upon moving to SA, I leased a one Bdrm garden apartment for $600. Now, apartment rent prices will largely vary on the location like anywhere else. If you're considering moving here, I suggest visiting the city for a few days. There are parts of the city much less desirable. A lot of downtown is surrounded by poorer, crime ridden areas. The northeast, which was where I originally moved to, also has a lot of shady areas. In 2008, I moved in with my then girlfriend's 1100 sq ft house. (We're now married). Decent neighborhood in the NW SA. The home was worth $100k. We sold that home last year and purchased a much bigger 2400sq ft home for $220k. This home in NY would easy go for $400k. We're still living in the very popular NW side of town. Most out of towners are also finding themselves into this side of the city. Because of that, prices here are much higher when in other areas of the city. The same home we bought goes for $40k less in a neighborhood not more than 6-7 miles away. Anyway, the NW is a place to checkout first. If you're looking at downtown, a lot of new housing is being revitalized. Many areas are quickly becoming trendy and chic and with that, pricey. San Antonio is starting to go thru growing woes. Mainly traffic. Though if you're coming from very congested cities like I did, you'll won't really mind as much as it's still better than a lot of places. The good news is that San Antonio has apartments abound. I suggest renting for the 1st 6-12 months. This will give time to figure out what area of the city you'll like to settle in, especially if you're looking to buy a home. Lastly, you'll be in for a culture shock. SA is very different; a bit slow. Not always the prettiest city. But your dollar will do a lot further here. Lower taxes, lower insurance premiums, affordable housing, and a robust job market that is growing by the month. Overall, one of the best cities to move to in my humble opinion. Good luck everyone.
#Anonymous on Jun 09, 2014 :
I'm a man 21 years old I'm wondering if I should move to San Antonio tx but I'm not shure if I should I want to live downtown how much would that be for a 1 bedroom 1 bath
#Don on May 17, 2014 :
Looking to move to San Antiono area. I am a truck driver are there jobs. House prices??? Cost of living . Looking for a 2 bed room house.
#Dennis on Jan 30, 2014 :
Holly,

With a salary of between $68K-$80K, which is where you would be; you will find living in San Antonio very doable. There are a number of suburb towns around San Antonio which are close yet affordable. Recommend you live east or southeast vice north or northwest as prices are less expensive. Commuting is very easy most of the time. You will be moving to the seventh largest city in America but it has a small town feel. The weather is nice but hot in the summer. Best of luck.

Dennis
#MitchellE Shannon on Jan 22, 2014 :
My wife and i think about move to San Antonio maybe one son we buy a house cure someone give us some ideal thank you
#Holly on Jan 09, 2014 :
I need some information, may somebody from San Antonio can help me: it´s possible to live in San Antonio (2 adult + 2 kids) with a salary of $68.500 + 15% of bonus? We´re thinking to move to San Antonio but we need first, some information. Thank you!!!
#Anonymous on Jul 20, 2013 :
2400 square foot home
Elec: about 200 in summer
Car ins: < 100 full coverage
Groc: 600
#Eric Lopez on Jun 30, 2013 :
Can somebody fron San Antonio help me with the following information:
- Groceries for two adults per month
- Average monthly cost of a car's insurance, let's say something like the car mentioned here (Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
- Electricity per month - I guess it is much more during the summer months, right?

Thank you very much!
Eric

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