Cost of Living

COST OF LIVING

Allen offers more bang for your buck—a superior standard of living at a lower cost than is attainable in most places.

Allen offers an abundance of amenities that have earned the city numerous accolades such as recognition from Forbes as one of the best places to move. And best of all, Allen’s cost of living has consistently ranked below the national average.

7.0%

lower cost of living
compared to national average

Cost of Living Comparison

What Does It All Mean?

Click on the infographics below to see how a 7% lower cost of living adds up to real savings

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We Love Living Here

Allen is a vibrant community of creative and talented people driven by achievement.

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Education

Allen Independent School District is exemplary with national recognition.

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Housing

Allen offers a variety of housing options to meet your budget and needs, from apartments to townhouses to single-family homes.

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Recreation

Allen’s Park Department maintains 1,200 acres in land and over 57 miles of nature trails.

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Entertainment

From professional sports to the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra, Ballet, Community Theatre, Arts festival and more.

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Shopping & Dining

A variety of retail and dining destinations are available in Allen.

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