San Diego is technically the cheapest real estate market out of the state’s three largest cities. But its average home price is $848,500 | Getty Royalty Free

It’s becoming obvious, if it wasn’t already, that California real estate is uniquely expensive compared to the rest of the country. According to Zillow’s September index, the median price for a single-family home in the state — $549,000 — is high, but house prices are even higher in its four biggest cities:

  • Los Angeles: $898,949
  • San Diego: $848,500
  • San Jose: $1,099,990
  • San Francisco: $1,400,000

In the majority of major American cities, you’d pay less for a house. And in many, you could buy several houses for the cost of a single home in a California city.

Cost Of A Home In California vs. Texas

Texas is a state that’s booming in terms of population and business. Increasingly, more and more Americans are migrating to the Lone Star State, lured by jobs and affordable housing. According to Zillow, the median price for a single-family home in Texas is $277,062 — half of what the same home would cost in California.

When comparing the home prices city-by-city, California’s exorbitant home prices become even more glaring. Check out these four major Texas cities and their current single-family residence price:


  • Houston: $342,250
  • Dallas: $415,000
  • Fort Worth: $255,000
  • San Antonio: $237,500
  • Austin: $394,950

Of these major cities, Dallas is the most expensive. But when compared to its California counterpart, San Francisco, the average price…