Carlsbad 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.
IndexCarlsbadTexasNational
Cost of living index7490100
IndexCarlsbadTexasNational
Goods & Services index9794100
Groceries index9189100
Health care index9795100
Housing index3281100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index7595100

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  • The cost of living in Carlsbad is 17% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Carlsbad is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Carlsbad is 68% 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$46,250$3,854$1,079$1,388
Renters$18,631$1,553$435$559

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

ItemCarlsbadNational 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

ItemCarlsbadNational 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

ItemCarlsbadNational 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

ItemCarlsbadNational avg.Difference
Home Price $48,900.00$175,700.0072.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,021.99$1,133.239.8%
Apartment Rent $371.00$920.0059.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemCarlsbadNational 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.
Grape Creek, TX2,88881-19%
San Angelo, TX96,17784-16%
Carlsbad, TX77074-26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Whitsett, NC77098-2%
Wauneta, NE77075-25%
Ririe, ID77084-16%
Beech Bottom, WV77079-21%
Warsaw, OH77080-20%
Carlsbad, TX77074-26%
Source: The Carlsbad, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.