Blanket 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.
IndexBlanketTexasNational
Cost of living index7690100
IndexBlanketTexasNational
Goods & Services index9794100
Groceries index9189100
Health care index9795100
Housing index3881100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index7595100

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  • The cost of living in Blanket is 15% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Blanket is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Blanket is 62% 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$26,750$2,229$624$803
Renters$35,893$2,991$837$1,077

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

ItemBlanketNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.26$15.562.0%
Beauty Salon $41.44$36.1114.8%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.470.3%
Shampoo $0.83$0.9614.4%
Movie $9.09$10.1310.3%
Bowling $3.28$4.7430.8%

Groceries

ItemBlanketNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.45$3.9811.7%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4112.3%
Milk $1.78$2.0613.6%
Potatoes $2.47$2.9817.2%
Pizza $9.04$9.474.5%
Beer $8.79$8.790.0%

Health Care

ItemBlanketNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.17$101.0422.9%
Doctor $99.96$107.447.0%
Dentist $79.11$90.4212.5%
Ibuprofen $8.89$9.284.2%
Lipitor $476.05$426.5011.6%

Housing

ItemBlanketNational avg.Difference
Home Price $48,200.00$175,700.0072.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,021.99$1,133.239.8%
Apartment Rent $577.00$920.0037.3%

Transportation

ItemBlanketNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.9%
Tire Balancing $45.99$45.760.5%

Utilities

ItemBlanketNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$115.94$163.8129.2%
Phone $23.33$28.3917.8%
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.
Comanche, TX4,26977-23%
Thunderbird Bay, TX59378-22%
Brownwood, TX19,10781-19%
Early, TX2,79786-14%
Blanket, TX39876-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tullos, LA39881-19%
DeKalb Junction, NY39888-12%
Mullen, NE39881-19%
Empire, GA39879-21%
Plymouth, IA39883-17%
Blanket, TX39876-24%
Source: The Blanket, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.