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Texans. Whats your cost of living?

How many in your home?
What city do you live in/near?
Whats your rent/mortgage?
Whats your lights, gas, water?
Whats your grocery bill?

How much money do you have to have to survive every month?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (3)
  • 2 Adults, 3 children under the age of 3
    Houston Area
    $666 a month, 2 bedroom/2 bath
    Water included in rent, Electricity was under $90 in the Winter, been around $120 in the Summer, no Gas bill
    About $300 a month for food, we do have WIC to help out with some of that

    We're living on about $1800 a month I think

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 9:35 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • 2 Adults, 3 teenagers, 1 dog
    Fort Worth
    1100 sq foot older brick home 3/2/2 - Mortgage $975
    Lights - $150 - $375 (depending on the time of year) - All electric home
    Water - $75.00
    Grocery Bill - As much as $150/week as little as $75.00 depending on where we shop and what we buy

    Answer by ThatTXMom at 9:48 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • ~ 2 adults 3 kids

    ~ Houston area

    ~ Mortgage $1,259.00 per month + $1734.00 for insurance for the year + $8,000 (estimate) property taxes for the year. 3800 square foot brick house in new subdivision, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 car garage.

    ~ Water - depends on time of year, right now about $60 for watering lawn, in the winter around $25.00. Electricity - anywhere between $300 - $500 in summer, $150 - $250 in winter. Gas - around $30 - $50 in summer and $150 - $250 in winter (gas heating).

    ~ Grocery prices in Texas are pretty good compared to other states. Our monthly bill varies.

    ~ Cost of living down here is pretty good, Texas was never really affected by the housing mess, and our values continue to increase at a slow and steady pace. Housing prices are very good but property taxes are a bitch!


    Answer by shanlaree at 10:03 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

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