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Harlingen has been ranked in the Top 3 Least Expensive Urban Areas in the United States

Named In the Top 3 Least Expensive Urban Areas in the United States in 2022 by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), Harlingen affordability makes it easy for you to make a move to our city no matter where you are coming from.

The Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas.

Lower COL than the Texas average
Lower COL than US average
Lower Cost of Housing than US Average

The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.  In all categories, Harlingen was over 20% less expensive than the average cost of living expense for the rest of the participating communities.

Want to compare your cost of living to Harlingen?

Click below to learn a little more about how your current cost of living compares to our community through Payscale.