San Antonio No. 5 in best cities for new gradsSan Antonio No. 5 in best cities for new gradshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=133362016-05-27T05:00:00Z2016-05-27T22:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio ranked 5th by SmartAsset for new grads to live, work, and play in.

The city scored well across the board with job availability at 63.50, affordability at 73.46 and life outside of work at 69.54.

San Antonio has the lowest cost of living among America’s ten largest cities, and 21st lowest among the 107 largest cities in the county.

The median gross rent (rent plus utilities and fuel expenses) in San Antonio was $840 for the four years through 2014, while the average travel time to work is approximately 23 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The unemployment rate for the greater San Antonio area was 3.7 percent as of March 2016, lower than the national average, according to the BLS.​

Several energy-related companies can credit San Antonio as its hometown including Valero Energy, Tesoro and NuStar Energy. Other large companies headquartered there include USAA, CST Brands and iHeart Media.​

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