Bridge City 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.
IndexBridge CityTexasNational
Cost of living index8990100
IndexBridge CityTexasNational
Goods & Services index9794100
Groceries index8889100
Health care index8795100
Housing index7981100
Transportation index8493100
Utilities index10695100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Bridge City, TX. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Bridge City, TX being 89, that puts it equal to the average of Texas and 11% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Bridge City, TX, the price of goods and services are 3% higher than the average of Texas as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bridge City is equal to the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Bridge City is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bridge City is 21% 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$68,940$5,745$1,608$2,068
Renters$46,078$3,840$1,075$1,382
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Bridge City, 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 Bridge City, TX homeowners, is $68,940. This would allow for a maximum of $1,608 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $46,078 which would result in a maximum of $1,075 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%
The Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Bridge City, TX. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Texas sales tax is 6.25% and the maximum surtax is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.95$15.563.9%
Beauty Salon $34.95$36.113.2%
Toothpaste $1.19$2.4751.8%
Shampoo $0.76$0.9620.8%
Movie $9.48$10.136.4%
Bowling $4.53$4.744.4%

Groceries

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.39$3.9815.0%
Fried Chicken $1.10$1.4121.7%
Milk $1.96$2.064.8%
Potatoes $2.65$2.9811.2%
Pizza $9.21$9.472.8%
Beer $9.03$8.792.7%

Health Care

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.60$101.041.4%
Doctor $84.83$107.4421.0%
Dentist $74.81$90.4217.3%
Ibuprofen $8.67$9.286.6%
Lipitor $419.05$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $133,600.00$175,700.0024.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $903.84$1,133.2320.2%
Apartment Rent $778.00$920.0015.4%

Transportation

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.64$1.9917.7%
Tire Balancing $39.74$45.7613.2%

Utilities

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$191.77$163.8117.1%
Phone $26.00$28.398.4%
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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Rose City, TX43276-24%
Port Arthur, TX54,68580-20%
West Orange, TX3,46082-18%
Vidor, TX10,84482-18%
Orange, TX18,81085-15%
Bridge City, TX7,89889-11%

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Bridge City, TX7,89889-11%
Source: The Bridge City, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.