Blum 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.
IndexBlumTexasNational
Cost of living index8791100
IndexBlumTexasNational
Goods & Services index11597100
Groceries index9090100
Health care index10296100
Housing index4681100
Transportation index9595100
Utilities index9794100

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  • The cost of living in Blum is 4% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Blum is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Blum is 54% 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$36,964$3,080$862$1,109
Renters$33,060$2,755$771$992

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

ItemBlumNational 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

ItemBlumNational 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

ItemBlumNational 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

ItemBlumNational avg.Difference
Home Price $56,900.00$175,700.0067.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $832.74$1,081.0323.0%
Apartment Rent $728.00$920.0020.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemBlumNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Morgan, TX54377-23%
Meridian, TX1,69278-22%
Itasca, TX1,78079-21%
Whitney, TX2,27781-19%
Covington, TX23389-11%
Blum, TX50287-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Onley, VA50297-3%
Dyckesville, WI50211010%
Beacon, IA50278-22%
Draper, VA5021011%
Nelson, NE50275-25%
Blum, TX50287-13%
Source: The Blum, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.