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Cost of Living

One of the many benefits of living in Pearland is a cost of living that falls below the national average. Pearland’s location in the greater Houston region offers a low cost of living while maintaining a high quality of life.

Houston has the second-lowest living costs among the most populous U.S. metro areas, according to the C2ER Cost of Living Index Q1 ‘22. Houston’s living costs are 8.3 percent below the nationwide average and 36.2 percent below the average of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas.

Other Cost of Living Categories for the Houston Region
Grocery Items: 96.7%
Housing Costs: 81.5%
Utilities: 97.7%
Transportation: 90.6%
Misc Goods and Services: 96.5%
Source: Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), Cost of Living Index, Q1 2022