Dilley 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.
IndexDilleyTexasNational
Cost of living index7891100
IndexDilleyTexasNational
Goods & Services index10297100
Groceries index8390100
Health care index9296100
Housing index4381100
Transportation index8595100
Utilities index8794100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Dilley, TX is displayed above. In Dilley, TX, the overall cost of living index is 78, which is 14% lower than the Texas average and 22% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Dilley, TX, the city's goods and services are 5% higher than the Texas average and 2% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Dilley is 14% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Dilley is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dilley is 57% 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$36,250$3,021$846$1,088
Renters$36,111$3,009$843$1,083
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Dilley, TX, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Dilley, TX homeowners have a median income of $36,250. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $846 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $36,111, which means there is a maximum of $843 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Dilley, TX, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Texas, as well as the rate for income tax in Texas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Texas is 8.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Texas is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Texas starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemDilleyNational 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%

Groceries

ItemDilleyNational 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

ItemDilleyNational 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%

Housing

ItemDilleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $49,900.00$175,700.0071.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $727.20$1,081.0332.7%
Apartment Rent $707.00$920.0023.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDilleyNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hilltop, TX12080-20%
Dilley, TX4,02978-22%

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Source: The Dilley, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.