Government District 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.
IndexGovernment DistrictDallasTexas
Cost of living index1129790
IndexGovernment DistrictDallasTexas
Goods & Services index10710794
Groceries index10810889
Health care index10610695
Housing index1298081
Transportation index10210293
Utilities index999995

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  • The cost of living in Government District is 25% higher than the Dallas average.
  • The cost of living in Government District is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Government District is 29% 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)
Household$72,563$6,047$1,693$2,177

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

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.16$15.5642.4%
Beauty Salon $43.11$36.1119.4%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.473.9%
Shampoo $1.05$0.969.2%
Movie $10.36$10.132.3%
Bowling $6.10$4.7428.9%

Groceries

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.90$3.982.1%
Fried Chicken $1.92$1.4136.5%
Milk $1.87$2.069.4%
Potatoes $3.66$2.9822.8%
Pizza $10.41$9.479.9%
Beer $9.48$8.797.8%

Health Care

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.42$101.0413.2%
Doctor $107.11$107.440.3%
Dentist $97.63$90.428.0%
Ibuprofen $10.28$9.2810.8%
Lipitor $451.49$426.505.9%

Housing

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $130,900.00$175,700.0025.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $918.75$1,133.2318.9%
Apartment Rent $852.00$920.007.4%

Transportation

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.7%
Tire Balancing $54.96$45.7620.1%

Utilities

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.75$163.810.6%
Phone $28.15$28.390.8%
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.
Horseshoe Bend, TX70380-20%
Wilmer, TX3,77988-12%
Hutchins, TX5,41090-10%
Cockrell Hill, TX4,26792-8%
Seagoville, TX15,37992-8%
Dallas, TX1,240,98597-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
San Diego, CA1,341,51014444%
San Antonio, TX1,385,43885-15%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75895-5%
San Jose, CA986,32017373%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201055%
Dallas, TX1,240,98597-3%
Source: The Government District, Dallas, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.