Saint Johns cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexSaint JohnsAustinTexas
Cost of living index8910590
IndexSaint JohnsAustinTexas
Goods & Services index999994
Groceries index878789
Health care index10310395
Housing index6912481
Transportation index989893
Utilities index10310395

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  • The cost of living in Saint Johns is 1% lower than the Austin average.
  • The cost of living in Saint Johns is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Saint Johns is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Texas general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Texas state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$40,577$3,381$947$1,217

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.89$15.5640.6%
Beauty Salon $43.40$36.1120.2%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4712.0%
Shampoo $0.82$0.9615.4%
Movie $10.80$10.136.6%
Bowling $4.25$4.7410.2%

Groceries

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.87$3.9828.0%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4126.3%
Milk $1.79$2.0613.1%
Potatoes $2.93$2.981.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.475.5%
Beer $8.57$8.792.5%

Health Care

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.94$101.0423.7%
Doctor $103.72$107.443.5%
Dentist $95.83$90.426.0%
Ibuprofen $8.60$9.287.3%
Lipitor $430.68$426.501.0%

Housing

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $227,800.00$175,700.0029.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $960.49$1,133.2315.2%
Apartment Rent $1,012.00$920.0010.0%

Transportation

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$1.995.8%
Tire Balancing $49.32$45.767.8%

Utilities

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.42$163.813.3%
Phone $32.03$28.3912.8%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Garfield, TX1,57683-17%
Webberville, TX48090-10%
Manor, TX5,93694-6%
Wyldwood, TX3,58795-5%
Hornsby Bend, TX7,35595-5%
Austin, TX864,2181055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Jacksonville, FL837,53396-4%
Indianapolis, IN835,09784-16%
San Francisco, CA829,07219292%
Columbus, OH811,94390-10%
Fort Worth, TX778,57396-4%
Austin, TX864,2181055%
Source: The Saint Johns, Austin, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.