Dorchester 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.
IndexDorchesterTexasNational
Cost of living index8290100
IndexDorchesterTexasNational
Goods & Services index8494100
Groceries index9389100
Health care index8995100
Housing index6981100
Transportation index9293100
Utilities index8995100

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  • The cost of living in Dorchester is 8% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Dorchester is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dorchester is 31% 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$29,375$2,448$685$881
Renters$70,469$5,872$1,644$2,114

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

ItemDorchesterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.13$15.5622.1%
Beauty Salon $32.03$36.1111.3%
Toothpaste $2.03$2.4717.8%
Shampoo $1.00$0.963.5%
Movie $8.98$10.1311.3%
Bowling $3.25$4.7431.4%

Groceries

ItemDorchesterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.45$3.9811.6%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4116.5%
Milk $1.82$2.0612.0%
Potatoes $3.26$2.989.4%
Pizza $9.09$9.474.1%
Beer $8.15$8.797.3%

Health Care

ItemDorchesterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.23$101.043.8%
Doctor $85.29$107.4420.6%
Dentist $76.89$90.4215.0%
Ibuprofen $8.61$9.287.2%
Lipitor $441.52$426.503.5%

Housing

ItemDorchesterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,000.00$175,700.0054.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $856.84$1,133.2324.4%
Apartment Rent $1,125.00$920.0022.3%

Transportation

ItemDorchesterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$1.998.9%
Tire Balancing $43.19$45.765.6%

Utilities

ItemDorchesterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.15$163.811.6%
Phone $21.64$28.3923.8%
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.
Knollwood, TX36473-27%
Sadler, TX37975-25%
Tom Bean, TX1,06478-22%
Southmayd, TX89578-22%
Whitesboro, TX3,82978-22%
Dorchester, TX7382-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
McKnightstown, PA731099%
Hillsboro, VA7314646%
Hartville, WY7386-14%
Saxon, WI7375-25%
Costilla, NM7392-8%
Dorchester, TX7382-18%
Source: The Dorchester, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.