Beaumont 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.
IndexBeaumontTexasNational
Cost of living index8491100
IndexBeaumontTexasNational
Goods & Services index9097100
Groceries index9890100
Health care index9596100
Housing index6381100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index9594100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Beaumont, TX is displayed above. In Beaumont, TX, the overall cost of living index is 84, which is 7% lower than the Texas average and 16% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Beaumont, TX, the city's goods and services are 7% lower than the Texas average and 10% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Beaumont is 7% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Beaumont is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Beaumont is 37% 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$54,076$4,506$1,262$1,622
Renters$23,749$1,979$554$713
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Beaumont, TX by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Beaumont, TX have a median income of $54,076. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,262 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $23,749, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $554.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Beaumont, TX is the Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Texas sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemBeaumontNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.50$14.590.6%
Beauty Salon $31.60$34.688.9%
Toothpaste $1.87$2.4724.4%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $7.38$9.8725.2%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemBeaumontNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.95$4.4810.6%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.4613.3%
Milk $2.58$2.369.5%
Potatoes $3.05$3.060.4%
Pizza $8.37$9.249.4%
Beer $8.30$8.633.9%

Health Care

ItemBeaumontNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.57$99.785.2%
Doctor $86.59$105.0317.6%
Dentist $82.50$88.707.0%
Ibuprofen $10.09$9.417.2%
Lipitor $323.29$298.508.3%

Housing

ItemBeaumontNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,700.00$175,700.0045.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,034.52$1,081.034.3%
Apartment Rent $758.00$920.0017.6%

Transportation

ItemBeaumontNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$2.095.8%
Tire Balancing $46.16$45.291.9%

Utilities

ItemBeaumontNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$125.56$170.8026.5%
Phone $35.01$28.2623.9%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rose City, TX43276-24%
Port Arthur, TX54,68580-20%
Vidor, TX10,84482-18%
Pine Forest, TX51984-16%
Groves, TX15,91185-15%
Beaumont, TX117,54384-16%

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Independence, MO117,16087-13%
Vallejo, CA118,07812121%
Springfield, IL116,81589-11%
Athens, GA118,51492-8%
Allentown, PA118,7931055%
Beaumont, TX117,54384-16%
Source: The Beaumont, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.