Barstow 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.
IndexBarstowTexasNational
Cost of living index7591100
IndexBarstowTexasNational
Goods & Services index9593100
Groceries index9191100
Health care index10496100
Housing index3083100
Transportation index9894100
Utilities index94100100

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  • The cost of living in Barstow is 17% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Barstow is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Barstow is 70% 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)
Owners$41,719$3,477$973$1,252
Renters$22,639$1,887$528$679

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

ItemBarstowNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.50$16.099.9%
Beauty Salon $33.75$37.339.6%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4510.8%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0012.0%
Movie $10.62$10.283.3%
Bowling $4.75$4.933.7%

Groceries

ItemBarstowNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.54$3.807.0%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4010.5%
Milk $2.03$2.010.9%
Potatoes $1.96$3.0134.8%
Pizza $10.09$9.892.1%
Beer $9.04$8.901.6%

Health Care

ItemBarstowNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $113.25$102.1610.9%
Doctor $133.67$108.3623.4%
Dentist $84.00$92.539.2%
Ibuprofen $8.53$9.288.1%
Lipitor $431.92$425.821.4%

Housing

ItemBarstowNational avg.Difference
Home Price $23,600.00$184,700.0087.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,149.80$1,202.444.4%
Apartment Rent $656.00$949.0030.9%

Transportation

ItemBarstowNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.245.4%
Tire Balancing $48.25$46.294.2%

Utilities

ItemBarstowNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.57$165.963.2%
Phone $26.01$28.689.3%
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.
Pecos, TX9,28579-21%
Barstow, TX59675-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mosier, OR59686-14%
New England, ND59691-9%
Martin, KY59680-20%
Alberton, MT59690-10%
Myrtle Springs, TX59687-13%
Barstow, TX59675-25%
Source: The Barstow, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.