Dumas 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.
IndexDumasTexasNational
Cost of living index8391100
IndexDumasTexasNational
Goods & Services index9297100
Groceries index9890100
Health care index10096100
Housing index6081100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index8594100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Dumas, TX is shown above. Compared to the state average of Texas the cost of living index in Dumas, TX is 83, which is 9% lower than the average in Texas and compared to the national average it is 17% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Dumas, TX goods and services come in at 5% lower than the average in Texas and are 8% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Dumas is 9% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Dumas is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dumas is 40% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Dumas, TX to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Dumas, TX, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Dumas, TX salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$58,039$4,837$1,354$1,741
Renters$31,897$2,658$744$957
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Dumas, 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 Dumas, TX homeowners have a median income of $58,039. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,354 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $31,897, which means there is a maximum of $744 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Dumas, TX you will want to make sure you consider both the Texas sales tax and the Texas income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Texas is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 8.25%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Texas have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemDumasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.80$14.598.3%
Beauty Salon $26.40$34.6823.9%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.475.8%
Shampoo $0.85$1.0216.8%
Movie $8.88$9.8710.0%
Bowling $4.23$4.393.7%

Groceries

ItemDumasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.21$4.4828.3%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.464.4%
Milk $2.64$2.3612.0%
Potatoes $3.57$3.0616.6%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $9.15$8.636.0%

Health Care

ItemDumasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.05$99.7824.8%
Doctor $112.00$105.036.6%
Dentist $84.20$88.705.1%
Ibuprofen $8.58$9.418.8%
Lipitor $329.29$298.5010.3%

Housing

ItemDumasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $94,000.00$175,700.0046.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $734.86$1,081.0332.0%
Apartment Rent $698.00$920.0024.1%

Transportation

ItemDumasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$2.0912.9%
Tire Balancing $42.33$45.296.5%

Utilities

ItemDumasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.95$170.8018.1%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Cactus, TX3,19773-27%
Sunray, TX2,17880-20%
Dumas, TX14,90883-17%

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Cahokia, IL14,90585-15%
Midlothian, IL14,9011022%
Upper Grand Lagoon, FL14,91798-2%
Hopatcong, NJ14,92112222%
Owosso, MI14,92283-17%
Dumas, TX14,90883-17%
Source: The Dumas, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.