DISH 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.
IndexDISHTexasNational
Cost of living index11291100
IndexDISHTexasNational
Goods & Services index11597100
Groceries index9090100
Health care index10296100
Housing index13081100
Transportation index9595100
Utilities index9794100

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  • The cost of living in DISH is 23% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in DISH is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in DISH is 30% 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$89,063$7,422$2,078$2,672
Renters$47,143$3,929$1,100$1,414

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

ItemDISHNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $58.00$34.6867.2%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.22$1.0219.4%
Movie $9.96$9.870.9%
Bowling $5.25$4.3919.5%

Groceries

ItemDISHNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$4.483.5%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.00$2.3615.1%
Potatoes $3.22$3.065.2%
Pizza $8.55$9.247.5%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemDISHNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$99.7810.1%
Doctor $106.00$105.030.9%
Dentist $95.67$88.707.9%
Ibuprofen $8.78$9.416.7%
Lipitor $305.36$298.502.3%

Housing

ItemDISHNational avg.Difference
Home Price $255,600.00$175,700.0045.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $832.74$1,081.0323.0%
Apartment Rent $857.00$920.006.8%

Transportation

ItemDISHNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.2%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%

Utilities

ItemDISHNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.35$170.806.2%
Phone $24.00$28.2615.1%
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.
Pelican Bay, TX1,90885-15%
New Fairview, TX1,09092-8%
Briar, TX4,65593-7%
Reno city (Parker and Tarrant Counties), TX2,55184-16%
Boyd, TX1,60194-6%
DISH, TX22711212%

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Kino Springs, AZ22790-10%
Parnell, IA22782-18%
Claremont, IL22781-19%
Congress, OH22779-21%
Tse Bonito, NM22769-31%
DISH, TX22711212%
Source: The DISH, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.