Cost of Living in San Antonio

Summary about cost of living in San Antonio:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $ 10.00-18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 47.50 $ 35.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 6.50-8.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.25 $ 2.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.95 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 $ 1.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.38 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.09 $ 2.50-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.23 $ 1.25-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $ 0.89-2.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.38 $ 1.73-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.38 $ 3.00-7.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.94 $ 1.69-6.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.33 $ 3.88-7.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.77 $ 1.29-2.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.48-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.35 $ 0.98-2.99
Tomato (1 lb) 1.68 $ 0.89-2.50
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.79-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.75-1.25
Lettuce (1 head) 1.47 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.63 $ 1.00-2.75
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.49 $ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 $ 1.43-3.21
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 $ 2.00-3.75
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.45 $ 1.30-2.05
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 38.00 $ 35.00-38.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.45 $ 2.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.35-3.75
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 24.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.24 $ 1.98-2.49
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 21,845.00-26,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,397.06 $ 18,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 145.79 $ 100.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.10-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.65 $ 44.00-75.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.66 $ 15.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.40 $ 10.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.26 $ 9.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 740.00 $ 400.00-1,125.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,400.00 $ 5,000.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.25 $ 32.00-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.74 $ 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.25 $ 50.00-89.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.44 $ 50.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,145.62 $ 900.00-1,326.60
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 840.43 $ 700.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,996.00 $ 1,400.00-2,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,418.12 $ 1,200.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 165.47 $ 120.00-250.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 101.59 $ 82.10-150.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,287.42 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.39 3.60-5.15

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Last update: October 2019
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9 Comments so far

#Gabrielle on Jul 16, 2019 :
Oh Come On, Enchanted. I really don''t mind you, because we surely don't need any more outsiders in S.A. than we already have. I hope you have persuaded the whole world that S.A. is the hell hole you say it is. Please go home. Why on earth you all come down here all the time, and then stay in spite of hating everything from the weather to the culture is beyond me. What did you think your would find--a primitive back woodsy place you could exploit economically while revising it to your specifications? Tut, Tut, Tut.
#Genius on Dec 30, 2018 :
Great city but liberals moving in from Lest Coast - see echanted, below, are a pure blight on not just the country but Texas and San Antonio.
#Enchanted Starlight on Dec 29, 2018 :
What is unbearable is the summer heat. The humidity is close to 100% and it's so hot you can't breathe. It's triple digits from June thru September. It does not get cold here, maybe 2 days out of the year will hit the upper 30's. Also, the world's worst drivers are here. They don't know how to merge, make left turns on flashing yellows, and they make WIDE right turns, veering LEFT instead of moving to the right out of the way of through traffic. Also, people will NOT look at you when they drive by - so don't bother flipping off the drivers that will cut you off (and then go 20 mph in front of you )- they won't see you!! They also love to drive in the far left (fast) lane (which in California, is used mainly for passing) going 50mph or slower and will NOT move out of the way even if you flash your brights at them. Also, the signals need to be synchronized, here, I waste TONS of time sitting at red lights where there is no cross traffic - the signals are mostly on timers, which is LAME. But, Austin is FAR worse when it comes to sitting through green lights because the lights aren't synchronized. ALSO, servers make $2.25/HR, and people don't tip more than 10%, if that. ALso, you don't even need to be 21 to tend bar here, and kids can drink alcohol in restaurants, etc so long as their parents are with them!!! I refuse to serve a child, I don't care who is with them. ALso, you don't want to get pulled over here. After you go to court or just pay your fine, you will get a bill in the mail for an additional $265.00 - called a "surcharge". And you HAVE to pay it, you have 3 years to do so. NO ONE says a word about this, not even the judge, so you think your tickets are all paid for and your case is closed but SURPRISE! And if you don't receive anything telling you about the surcharge, it doesn't matter. You have to go online to the Texas Dept of Public Safety (like the DMV in California) to find out yourself. Rent is cheap, but water/sewer/trash/electric is about $400/month and more because its so hot you can't turn off the air conditioner ever. Aso, the COCKROACHES CAN FLY here. And are about 3 inches long and an inch and a half wide. They swim, too. Crickets are BLACK and they ALSO FLY, they come out of cracks in the ground in plaque like swarms, and will cover the sidewalks and driveways during the summer!! Everytime it rains, it FLOODS here, too. They haven't figured out how to deal with run-off water and the storm drains are dysfunctional. The same streets time after time flood, after a couple hours of rain. The roads develop HUGE potholes overnight that will destroy your suspension and your oil pan etc, and they take WEEKS to fix. If it gets cold, and there's any amount of sleet or icy rain that falls at all, then everybody drives 25 mph, on the freeway, literally, it's ridiculous. But if it rains and the freeways are flooding, then everyone goes 80+ mph. And of course, there's alot of crashes - that will shut down the freeway- they don't just move the wrecked cars off to the shoulder, they CLOSE THE FREEWAY, every lane. And I mean for non-injury 2 cars wrecks, no big deal. If you ever are in a fender bender on the freeway, the police/city of San Antonio will TOW YOUR CAR, even if it's driveable (and you could get it out of the way at least!) And you can't call your own tow truck! The impound/towing fees START at $200, then $90 per day!! So you don't want to get in a car wreck of any size. The schools are really terrible. They just removed Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the history books. Yeah, I know. Also, Texas has it's own Pledge of Allegiance. Well, they do consider themselves their own country. They WERE the first to secede, after all. It's not called the "Lone" star state for nothing! Lone Star - the "National" Beer of Texas. LOL.
#Anonymous on Jan 24, 2017 :
I have a Diploma In Film Studies and have produced a couple of short films, can i get a Job in San Antonio as a video editor and a cinematographer?
#Otega on Jan 24, 2017 :
I want to move from Nigeria to San Antonio will I be Able to secure a Job there and How much do they pay per hour?
#Mary on Sep 04, 2016 :
We have been here for 2 harsh years. Both my husband and I are well educated. He is an Engineer and I am HR Assistant/Administrative Assistant by profession. I have had a handful of temp agency jobs since I got here with top rate pay of $15.00 an hour and currently unemployed. I have applied for every job you can think of but I can't get a job to save my life!!! Hubby got laid off in May from his job and he hasn't even had the opportunity of an interview. We are scraping at the bottom of the barrel and we'll on our way to penniless, homeless and broken thanks to this place. I feel that here you are just a number, no one cares and they want to work you to death if you give them a chance. They use temp agencies as a way to control cost your reward is a paycheck way below what you normally would expect. There is soooo many people here that if you don't take the job at what they offer their will be 100 more that will. People here to me seem to be all business, use you for what they can get and take more than what you are able to give. They are self centered, entitled and egotistical. Not sincer or genuine. Had I known it was going to be this way, I probably would not have come here especially since I had my house where I came from half way paid off. San Antonio is the mistress you don't EVER marry, she IS only their for looks and a good time.
#Victoria on Apr 04, 2016 :
Hello, my husband and I are looking to move to San Antonio from New Jersey we have a 14 year old son .
I run a cleaning service for residential and commercial properties also organizing for many years I would like to know if I do the same thing in San Antonio will I be busy and do people need service like that there? Thank you !
#Saul on Apr 04, 2016 :
Considering moving from Mexico to San Antonio, with a salary around 2,600.00 to 3,200.00 dollars per month, i want to know the viability for living there with my wife and two kids of elementary school.
Paying rent and public transportación.

Thanks in advance.

#Deb R on Oct 28, 2015 :
Considering a move to SA from Phoenix... Wondering about cost of electricity out there and call center/customer service jobs, as that is where my experience is. Also, does anyone know if there's any type of busses or shuttles that go to Corpus Christi on a regular basis and if so, prices? Many thanks!