Affordability Advantages

Residential neighborhood
Apartment building in Garland
  1. Cost of Living
  2. Housing Affordability
  3. Tax Burden


The Council for Community and Economic Research has published the Cost of Living Index for urban areas for more than 30 years and survey results have consistently rated the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex as one of the most affordable places to live in the United States. A household that moves from other major cities, like Boston or San Diego, will see expenses drop, as illustrated below. 

Cost of groceries, housing, etc after moving to Dallas from various US cities
Map of U.S. with cost of living index for various cities