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Old 04-17-2010, 11:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I drove thru EP, spent some nights there on the way to and from Calif. I was surprised by the higher costs of eating out there, whether fast food, restaurant or starbucks coffee. the city sits on a major thoroughfare for trucks carrying goods between the states. why should the food be so much more expensive than say san antonio, houston, other texas cities that sit on the I-10?
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Irving, Tx
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I notice that myself when I am visiting my hometown...gas has always been more expensive there than most of the state
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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Where did you eat? Which chains & exits? I haven't found food chains to be any more expensive here than elsewhere.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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Where did you eat? I haven't found fast food chains to be any more expensive here than elsewhere.
I agree. Prices seemed the same, if not lower, than Phoenix, Dallas, and Houston.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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I notice that myself when I am visiting my hometown...gas has always been more expensive there than most of the state
According to GasBuddy.com El Paso gas is about the same price as in Dallas
El Paso $2.76 ($2.65 at Sams)
Dallas $2.75 ($2.67 at Sams)

I'm sure that if the OP went to Chico's Tacos behind your Mum's house he would have been impressed with the low price - but maybe not the food.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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I can tell you that groceries are more expensive in el paso then houston area on average (albertsons vs heb)
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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I drove thru EP, spent some nights there on the way to and from Calif. I was surprised by the higher costs of eating out there, whether fast food, restaurant or starbucks coffee. the city sits on a major thoroughfare for trucks carrying goods between the states. why should the food be so much more expensive than say san antonio, houston, other texas cities that sit on the I-10?
If you think that was bad, you should see how much higher taxes are here than other places.

I think they know most people are just passing through so they'll get what they can while the getting is good. But also high prices don't stop people here from eating out often - the restaurants are packed full. There are cheaper places off the main drag though.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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I always hear El Paso is cheaper than other cities in Texas. But I've lived in Houston and the only thing that is cheaper here is utilities. Property taxes are stupid expensive. Why in El Paso I don't understand. We live next to a *****hole across the border and there's no water or great resorts in the city to justify the high taxes. Groceries aren't cheaper, gas isn't cheaper, insurance isn't cheaper.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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I always hear El Paso is cheaper than other cities in Texas. But I've lived in Houston and the only thing that is cheaper here is utilities. Property taxes are stupid expensive. Why in El Paso I don't understand. We live next to a *****hole across the border and there's no water or great resorts in the city to justify the high taxes. Groceries aren't cheaper, gas isn't cheaper, insurance isn't cheaper.
The tax base is very low compared to other cities, thats why taxes are higher since less people have to make up the difference.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: oversea's
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when my family visits from california, they are always so impressed with how "cheap" everything is here......................go figure.....
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