Clear Lake Shores 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.
IndexClear Lake ShoresTexasNational
Cost of living index10891100
IndexClear Lake ShoresTexasNational
Goods & Services index10197100
Groceries index8690100
Health care index9196100
Housing index13881100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index9494100

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  • The cost of living in Clear Lake Shores is 19% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Clear Lake Shores is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clear Lake Shores is 38% higher 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$103,676$8,640$2,419$3,111
Renters$61,625$5,135$1,438$1,849

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

ItemClear Lake ShoresNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.70$14.597.6%
Beauty Salon $50.70$34.6846.2%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.1%
Shampoo $0.83$1.0218.8%
Movie $10.14$9.872.8%
Bowling $5.35$4.3921.8%

Groceries

ItemClear Lake ShoresNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.78$4.486.8%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4616.7%
Milk $1.69$2.3628.3%
Potatoes $2.51$3.0618.0%
Pizza $8.69$9.246.0%
Beer $8.88$8.632.9%

Health Care

ItemClear Lake ShoresNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.56$99.788.2%
Doctor $78.68$105.0325.1%
Dentist $85.89$88.703.2%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $306.58$298.502.7%

Housing

ItemClear Lake ShoresNational avg.Difference
Home Price $241,100.00$175,700.0037.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,037.88$1,081.034.0%
Apartment Rent $1,274.00$920.0038.5%

Transportation

ItemClear Lake ShoresNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.1%
Tire Balancing $35.44$45.2921.7%

Utilities

ItemClear Lake ShoresNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.44$170.8015.4%
Phone $30.15$28.266.7%
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.
South Houston, TX17,32383-17%
Galena Park, TX11,09383-17%
Bacliff, TX8,60683-17%
Hitchcock, TX7,20684-16%
La Marque, TX14,98185-15%
Clear Lake Shores, TX1,2951088%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mantua, OH1,29594-6%
Buffalo, WV1,29581-19%
Pierz, MN1,29593-7%
Craig, AK1,29512323%
Hasley Canyon, CA1,29615959%
Clear Lake Shores, TX1,2951088%
Source: The Clear Lake Shores, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.