Cost of living in McAllen, Texas, United States

Summary of cost of living in McAllen, Texas

Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,056
Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,433
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List of prices in McAllen, Texas, United States. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.52
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.69
12 eggs, large $2.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.56
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $0.95
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.70
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.54
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.70
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,030
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $744
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $249
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $881
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $575
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $138
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $53
40” flat screen TV $284
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $80
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $5.89
Hourly rate for cleaning help $11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $36
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $47
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $74
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,468
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.62
Monthly ticket public transport $39
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $26
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $4.66
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $22
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $62
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $3.56
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.56
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.33
Tube of toothpaste $1.47
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $38
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $31
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $45
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.21
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $426
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.45
1 month of gym membership in business district $33
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 54 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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