San Antonio truly provides “the good life” with an excellent business climate and an attractive, affordable lifestyle. Not only do employees enjoy working in San Antonio, they appreciate the lifestyle and cost of living. San Antonio’s cost of living continues to rank among the lowest of U.S. cities, particularly among large metropolitan areas.

Cost of Living Indicators

City Composite Index* Grocery Items Housing Utilities Transportation Health Care Misc. Goods & Services
San Francisco, CA 161.6 124.3 293.4 102.0 113.3 119.6 115.3
San Diego, CA 113.3 116.6 117.5 118.9 111.6 112.6 107.6
Chicago, IL 116.5 104.6 137.9 102.8 121.6 103.7 108.5
Denver, CO 107.0 99.9 125.8 98.1 100.8 101.3 101.0
Kansas City, MO 101.5 102.7 93.5 110.5 95.7 99.3 107.1
Atlanta, GA 100.2 104.3 96.6 89.5 102.0 103.0 103.3
Houston, TX 99.7 84.9 107.2 103.3 95.8 92.7 101.2
Phoenix, AZ 97.2 99.9 91.9 995.5 100.6 100.1 97.8
Charlotte, NC 95.2 97.7 85.5 106.5 96.1 103.4 96.7
San Antonio, TX 94.8 92.3 81.5 86.0 97.4 97.8 107.6
>* U.S. average = 100
Source: Council for Community and Economic Research Cost of Living Index, Second Quarter 2014