COST OF LIVING INDEX (Urban Areas)Least Expensive Ranking (2012)
San Benito/Harl, TX (81.8)#1
McAllen, TX (85.4)#2
Norman, OK (86.6)#3
Ardmore, OK (85.9)#4
Memphis, TN (86.0)#5

Rapid economic growth, proximity to trade, and abundant natural resources all contribute to San Benito's low cost of living.

Affordable land development and low energy costs elevate the quality of life for residents year-round.

Thanks to San Benito's central location within the Rio Grande Valley, world class shopping is always just minutes away. 

San Benito offers a wide variety of local and national restaurants and retail stores for residents and visitors to enjoy.

For additional variety, there are five malls within a 45 minute drive, including the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets, which is located 10 minutes from downtown San Benito.

Texas residents do not pay personal or corporate income tax.  Therefore, Texans are able to enjoy one of the lowest tax burdens in the United States, as we only pay school and property taxes beyond the sales tax rate of up to 8.25% and our federal tax responsibilities.