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Cost of Living

Cost of Living

The low cost of living in Sugar Land TX is closely linked to the strong business community ranging from startups to Fortune 500 firms, the many professionals and corporate jobs filled by Sugar Land residents and the fast-growing population of the city. This makes the area very attractive for those researching Houston cost of living.  

#17 Best Places To Live for Families

Highly educated individuals and successful families are drawn to the business and personal opportunities included in the Greater Houston area. As a result, the area’s real estate market is very strong.  Houses hold or increase their value and sell well. There are also a multitude of activities in close proximity from shopping and dining to music in Sugar Land Town Square and family fun at various museums. These factors make Sugar Land one of the best places to live near Houston.

Household Income

The average household size in Sugar Land is just three people, yet the median household income is well above the national and Texas average.

Median Household Income Comparisons:

  • Sugar Land - $109,149

  • Houston –  $51,140

  • Texas - $59,206

  • U.S.A. - $60,293

What Residents Spend Money on in Sugar Land:
  • Housing

  • Health Care

  • Food at Home

  • Food Away from Home

  • Entertainment/Recreation

  • Household Furniture & Equipment

  • Apparel & Services

  • Education

The Cost of Living Index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

Data Sources: JobsEQ 2020, areavides Q4-2019, ESRI April 2020

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