November 18, 2015

Costliest city of the week: Houston

We’re profiling a bonus costliest city this week: Houston. One might call it a “Texas twosome!”

It is no secret that Houston is the nation’s home of the oil & gas industry. Come to think of it, you’d be hard-pressed to find a car owner who hasn’t driven out of their way to find a cheaper gas station pump! And that’s not all. Our recent research discovered that common medical procedure prices were inconsistent here as well.

Costliest procedure: Mammogram. In our set of top 30 cities, Space City comes in as the 10th priciest on average ($283).

Curious fact: Houston has the fourth widest price range for a lipid panel. Houstonians can pay anywhere from $18 to $387 for this run-of-the-mill procedure – nearly a 22x difference!

Intrigued? Explore our Costliest Cities Map to find out how healthcare costs add up in your city.

Costliest City: Houston

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