That kind of positive news has people and
businesses from around the country headed
to Austin for its lower overall cost of living,
fair tax structure, lower cost of doing business, and competitive environment. In Chief
Executive magazine’s eighth annual survey
of CEO opinion of Best and Worst States to
do business, Texas ranked first for the eighth
consecutive year – while Forbes ranked Austin
second in 2013 as the Best City for Jobs.
Austin company relocations and expansions
in the last few years – companies that are
planning, creating, relocating, or expanding
their facilities here – included such companies as Apple, Inc., Progressive Insurance,
Netspend, Kinnser Software, Lumeris,
Mitratech (legal software), AT&T Labs,
Cirrus Logic, eBay/PayPal, Evernote, Host-Gator, Informatica, Rackspace Managed
Hosting, and Office Depot, among other
Besides the city’s beautiful and scenic
surroundings, Austin’s cost of living is much
less than many major cities – and that’s yet
another reason companies – and relocating
families – are attracted to the area. According
to the numbers from the ACCRA Cost of
Living Index (third quarter 2015), Austin
has a composite index of 95. 5 – on par with
Atlanta ( 100.0), Dallas ( 96. 1), Charlotte
( 97.0) and Raleigh ( 89.0), but far below
Boston ( 145. 7), Los Angeles ( 143. 9), and
New York ( 171. 4) in terms of the cost of
grocery, housing, utilities, transportation and
healthcare. (See chart in this section for a full
picture of Austin’s ACCRA Cost of Living
Index ranking in comparison to other metro
According to the most recent information from the Austin Board of Realtors, the
median home value in Austin was $252,790
as of October 2015, whith the national
median was $219,600. Texas doesn’t have
either a personal or corporate income tax,
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