AUSTIN, Texas — While a trip to the grocery store anywhere can end up being a big expense, several Texas cities are below the national average when it comes to cost.
A new survey from Rent.com showed seven Texas cities in the top 10 most affordable grocery shopping locations in the U.S.
On that list, Temple ranks No. 1 in the nation, followed by Waco at No. 2. Round Rock also makes the list at No. 4, Harlingen at No. 5 and McAllen at No. 6. Two more Texas cities make the top 10, with San Marcos No. 8 and Wichita Falls No. 10.
Temple’s grocery costs fall a whopping 23.8% below the national average, just ahead of Waco’s at 20.4% cheaper than average.
In the Austin area, Round Rock ranks 19.6% below average.
All the Texas cities in the list are at least 15% cheaper than the U.S. average.
Not surprisingly, Honolulu, Hawaii, had the highest grocery costs in the nation, at 69.3% above the national average.
The full list can be found on the rent.com website.
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