Del Rio 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.
IndexDel RioTexasNational
Cost of living index8391100
IndexDel RioTexasNational
Goods & Services index10297100
Groceries index8390100
Health care index9296100
Housing index5881100
Transportation index8595100
Utilities index8794100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Del Rio, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Del Rio, TX is 83, which is 9% lower than the Texas average and 17% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Del Rio, TX are 5% higher than the average for Texas and 2% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Del Rio is 9% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Del Rio is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Del Rio is 42% 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)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Del Rio, 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 Del Rio, TX homeowners, is $51,518. This would allow for a maximum of $1,202 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $26,805 which would result in a maximum of $625 to be spent on rental costs.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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For those who live in Del Rio, TX and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Texas income tax rate and the Texas sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Texas, the sales tax is 6.25%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8.25%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Texas, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemDel RioNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.96$2.4719.7%
Shampoo $0.83$1.0218.8%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $5.50$4.3925.2%


ItemDel RioNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$4.4810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $2.49$2.365.7%
Potatoes $3.11$3.061.6%
Pizza $9.08$9.241.8%
Beer $8.23$8.634.7%

Health Care

ItemDel RioNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.00$99.7814.8%
Doctor $96.67$105.038.0%
Dentist $81.67$88.707.9%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $285.91$298.504.2%


ItemDel RioNational avg.Difference
Home Price $94,400.00$175,700.0046.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $727.20$1,081.0332.7%
Apartment Rent $625.00$920.0032.1%


ItemDel RioNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$2.0911.8%
Tire Balancing $34.80$45.2923.2%


ItemDel RioNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.30$170.8022.0%
Phone $28.00$28.260.9%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Val Verde Park, TX2,47481-19%
Cienegas Terrace, TX3,27081-19%
Laughlin AFB, TX1,7001044%
Lake View, TX8111010%
Del Rio, TX36,08183-17%

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Hollister, CA36,06712424%
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Delaware, OH36,18892-8%
Del Rio, TX36,08183-17%
Source: The Del Rio, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.