Life In LBK
Living in the Capital of West Texas means living with more. More time spent with your family and friends instead of in traffic, more room to spread out and enjoy the fresh air, and more money in your pocket to build the life you’ve worked hard to achieve.
According to the Council for Community and Economic Research (2022 Annual Report), Lubbock’s overall cost of living index is 81 percent. Lubbock ranked 81st out of 294 urban areas in the nation and 16th out of 32 urban areas in the state of Texas for lowest cost of living. As a result of this low cost of living, both employers and their employees benefit from a higher standard of living at a lower cost than almost anywhere else in the nation.
Cost of Living Index
|MSA||Cost of Living National Rank||Cost of Housing National Rank||Cost of Transportation National Rank||Median Home Price||Commute Time in Minutes|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach CA||259||259||258||$908,898||36|
|New York (Manhattan) NY||265||265||239||$855,551||46|
|San Antonio TX||105||101||117||$203,423||27|
|San Francisco CA||263||263||264||$1,845,484||37|
|C2ER COLI 2022 Annual – National Rank out of 266 total MSAs, Environics Analytics, 2.28.23 – Median Home Price and Commute Time|
Median Household Income by Location
|Lubbock, TX (city)||Lubbock County, TX||Lubbock, TX Metro||Texas||USA|
|2023 Est. Median Household Income||57,552||59,520||59,230||70,946||73,336|
|Environics Analytics, 2.28.23 | Benchmark: USA|