Benbrook 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.
IndexBenbrookTexasNational
Cost of living index9790100
IndexBenbrookTexasNational
Goods & Services index11597100
Groceries index9090100
Health care index10296100
Housing index8078100
Transportation index9595100
Utilities index9794100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Benbrook, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Benbrook, TX is 97, which is 8% higher than the Texas average and 3% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Benbrook, TX are 18% higher than the average for Texas and 15% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Benbrook is 8% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Benbrook is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Benbrook is 20% 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$76,959$6,413$1,796$2,309
Renters$38,967$3,247$909$1,169
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Benbrook, TX as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Benbrook, TX homeowners, is $76,959. This would allow for a maximum of $1,796 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $38,967 which would result in a maximum of $909 to be spent on rental costs.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Benbrook, TX, the Texas income tax and the Texas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Texas maximum surtax is 8.25%, and the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Texas.

Goods & Services

ItemBenbrookNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $58.00$34.6867.2%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.22$1.0219.4%
Movie $9.96$9.870.9%
Bowling $5.25$4.3919.5%

Groceries

ItemBenbrookNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$4.483.5%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.00$2.3615.1%
Potatoes $3.22$3.065.2%
Pizza $8.55$9.247.5%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemBenbrookNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$99.7810.1%
Doctor $106.00$105.030.9%
Dentist $95.67$88.707.9%
Ibuprofen $8.78$9.416.7%
Lipitor $305.36$298.502.3%

Housing

ItemBenbrookNational avg.Difference
Home Price $133,900.00$181,400.0026.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $832.74$1,081.0323.0%
Apartment Rent $848.00$889.004.6%

Transportation

ItemBenbrookNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.2%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%

Utilities

ItemBenbrookNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.35$170.806.2%
Phone $24.00$28.2615.1%
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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Sansom Park, TX4,68089-11%
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Haltom City, TX42,51191-9%
Everman, TX6,12892-8%
Lake Worth, TX4,62692-8%
Benbrook, TX21,43397-3%

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Benbrook, TX21,43397-3%
Source: The Benbrook, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.