Cost of Living in San Antonio

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $ 10.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 55.00-160.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.50-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 3.50-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $ 5.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.72 $ 3.00-9.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 $ 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.24 $ 2.00-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.04 $ 3.00-5.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.61 $ 1.75-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $ 0.96-3.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.54 $ 1.60-3.78
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.36 $ 4.00-7.97
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.46 $ 2.10-5.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.24 $ 4.85-8.50
Apples (1 lb) 2.23 $ 1.63-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.44-1.25
Oranges (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.00-2.55
Tomato (1 lb) 1.56 $ 0.89-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.46-1.40
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 $ 0.86-1.39
Lettuce (1 head) 1.69 $ 1.25-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 1.18-2.15
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.37 $ 1.73-4.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.23 $ 1.50-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 8.00-9.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 $ 1.65-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 58.50 $ 38.00-81.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 $ 30.00-65.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.06 $ 2.59-4.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 29,000.00-36,278.39
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,223.76 $ 27,500.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 198.98 $ 120.00-396.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.42 $ 35.00-110.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.56 $ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.71 $ 35.00-119.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.60 $ 0.00-28.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 12.00-18.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,310.00 $ 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,000.00 $ 8,000.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.06 $ 35.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.89 $ 25.00-89.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.53 $ 60.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 155.69 $ 80.00-220.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,669.62 $ 1,200.00-2,050.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,310.53 $ 1,050.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,743.33 $ 2,100.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,050.88 $ 1,700.00-2,530.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 549.38 $ 201.32-889.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 265.17 $ 183.02-590.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,854.78 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.52 5.25-7.00

Prices in San Antonio, Texas

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Last update: May 2024
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4 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.