Cost of Living in San Antonio

Summary about cost of living in San Antonio, TX, United States:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.22 $ 10.00-21.50
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $ 42.00-95.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.79-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.14 $ 3.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 $ 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.61 $ 1.00-2.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 $ 2.70-4.45
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.06 $ 1.00-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.68-1.89
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.34 $ 1.37-3.34
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.40 $ 2.50-7.90
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.76 $ 1.99-5.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.12 $ 4.38-7.99
Apples (1 lb) 1.51 $ 0.79-2.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.45-1.19
Oranges (1 lb) 1.33 $ 0.89-2.25
Tomato (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.45-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 0.74 $ 0.45-1.01
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 $ 0.80-1.38
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $ 1.00-1.83
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.38 $ 0.98-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $ 8.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.40 $ 1.21-3.21
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $ 1.54-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.04 $ 6.50-9.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 1.30-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 38.00 $ 35.00-38.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 2.50-3.65
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.45 $ 2.35-2.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 24.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.38 $ 2.75-4.16
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 23,195.00-28,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,868.88 $ 20,025.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 199.90 $ 119.39-325.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 $ 0.10-0.35
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.01 $ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.25 $ 15.00-55.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.56 $ 6.25-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $ 10.00-17.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 736.67 $ 560.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,866.67 $ 5,000.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.22 $ 25.00-69.99
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.90 $ 15.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.67 $ 40.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 102.64 $ 60.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,260.23 $ 950.00-1,700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,045.77 $ 900.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,050.00 $ 1,300.00-2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,812.22 $ 1,400.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 235.19 $ 145.00-275.33
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 129.66 $ 101.57-210.00
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,648.89 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.37 3.00-5.43

Prices in San Antonio, Texas

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Last update: May 2022
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8 Comments so far
Disgruntled Veteran on Aug 11, 2021:
Yolanda Gutierrez - - - Your comments were spot on! I wonder if Enchanted Starlight did ANY research before relocating to Texas. From their post, it does not sound like it.

I moved to Texas from Hawaii in 2018, after having lived there since 1986. The infrastructure is quite a bit better in Texas, and the cost of living is about half (overall) of what is was in Honolulu when I left. As I type this, the median cost of a home in HNL is $1,000,000.00 USD. Just wait until you go to the grocery (Safeway, Foodland, Times) in Honolulu and pay over $6.50 for a gallon of fresh milk. You will love it . . .

Texas is a very culturally rich and vibrant state! The cost of living in one of the major cities here is quite reasonable compared to many other cities within the United States.

Yes, Texas does have some problems - - - but what place on earth does not? Like anything else, one should ALWAYS research the subject carefully before making a decision.

Enchanted Starlight's comments are NOTHING but sour grapes, and differ so far from my experience living in Texas as to be unrecognizable.
Yolanda Gutierrez on Mar 28, 2021:
Enchanted starlight does not fit you by all the negativity you’ve written. I’ve lived a lot longer than you and have lived in more places in the United States than you can count on all your fingers( due to career). I’m retired and I can tell you that you’ve just described every city in the USA ( except the weather part cuz that varies depending on whether you live north or south . Do your research about weather before shooting from the hip . From your post you probably didn’t live in a good area. I’ve never seen a pot hole in our area , but different parts of EVERY CITY have their bad neighborhoods and everything you described. But that has to do with the distribution of wealth ( Taxes people pay) in every area. The nicer kept areas people have the best school, the best restaurants, the better College educated individuals who typically have better rearing and thus better overall behavior and driving habits. Also NICER NEIGHBORHOODS. I’ve always been fortunate to live in the best parts of every town I’ve ever lived in and it cost me but it was worth it. I was fortunate to complete my professional studies which afforded me the good life. So please don’t knock down one or two cities in Texas when you are describing every city in America. They all have the Good the Bad and the Ugly. By the name you chose you need to change your attitude because the post doesn’t fit the name. P.S. the average temp in San Antonio over the last 30 years between June - Sept are as follows : June 73- 92 July 75-95 August 75-96 Sept 68-90 and the San Antonio has had less than 5 days over 100 and the humidity average over 30 years has been 78% at 6:AM & Falls to 42% by 3:00 Pm . Do your research . Oh and about the cockroaches !!! You have not seen the ones in Hawaii they make San Antonio’s roaches look tiny. Lol
Grump on Nov 15, 2020:
Genius's comment is the reason why people don't like Trump supporters.
Pamela on Aug 31, 2020:
I want to move out of Cali and I am really interested in San Antonio, from what i gathered in google and zillow its cheap to live in and beautiful. can i get more information on how much is monthly bills on for gas, electricity in a 4 bedroom home is? i appreciate any information you have for me.
Trish Odell on Mar 08, 2020:
Enchanted gtfo if you hate us all so much! Maybe your time here would be better if you were a little more pleasant. You know instead of writing a nasty review of a town like it was yelp.
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.