De Kalb 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.
IndexDe KalbTexasNational
Cost of living index8591100
IndexDe KalbTexasNational
Goods & Services index11497100
Groceries index9290100
Health care index8696100
Housing index4581100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index9694100

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  • The cost of living in De Kalb is 6% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in De Kalb is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in De Kalb is 55% 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$45,982$3,832$1,073$1,380
Renters$22,446$1,871$524$673

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

ItemDe KalbNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.33$14.5929.2%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.07$2.4716.3%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $3.86$4.3912.1%

Groceries

ItemDe KalbNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.63$4.483.4%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.463.7%
Milk $2.64$2.3612.0%
Potatoes $2.61$3.0614.7%
Pizza $10.16$9.249.9%
Beer $8.72$8.631.0%

Health Care

ItemDe KalbNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.33$99.7840.5%
Doctor $98.00$105.036.7%
Dentist $69.50$88.7021.6%
Ibuprofen $7.67$9.4118.5%
Lipitor $291.75$298.502.3%

Housing

ItemDe KalbNational avg.Difference
Home Price $68,200.00$175,700.0061.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $826.57$1,081.0323.5%
Apartment Rent $559.00$920.0039.2%

Transportation

ItemDe KalbNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$2.0911.8%
Tire Balancing $42.00$45.297.3%

Utilities

ItemDe KalbNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.40$170.8016.0%
Phone $32.01$28.2613.3%
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.
Avery, TX39581-19%
Foreman, AR1,30384-16%
New Boston, TX4,77386-14%
De Kalb, TX1,86585-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pine Grove, CA1,86511818%
Warson Woods, MO1,86513131%
Chilhowie, VA1,86586-14%
Dalton, OH1,86491-9%
Eagle, WI1,8641055%
De Kalb, TX1,86585-15%
Source: The De Kalb, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.