Ennis 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.
IndexEnnisTexasNational
Cost of living index9490100
IndexEnnisTexasNational
Goods & Services index10794100
Groceries index10889100
Health care index10695100
Housing index7081100
Transportation index10293100
Utilities index9995100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Ennis, TX is displayed above. In Ennis, TX, the overall cost of living index is 94, which is 5% higher than the Texas average and 6% 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 Ennis, TX, the city's goods and services are 13% higher than the Texas average and 7% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Ennis is 5% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Ennis is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ennis is 30% 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$51,574$4,298$1,203$1,547
Renters$34,082$2,840$795$1,023
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Ennis, TX, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Ennis, TX, the median monthly income is $51,574 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,203 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $34,082, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $795 on monthly rental expenses.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Ennis, TX, the Texas income tax and the Texas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Texas maximum surtax is 8.25%, and the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Texas.

Goods & Services

ItemEnnisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.16$15.5642.4%
Beauty Salon $43.11$36.1119.4%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.473.9%
Shampoo $1.05$0.969.2%
Movie $10.36$10.132.3%
Bowling $6.10$4.7428.9%

Groceries

ItemEnnisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.90$3.982.1%
Fried Chicken $1.92$1.4136.5%
Milk $1.87$2.069.4%
Potatoes $3.66$2.9822.8%
Pizza $10.41$9.479.9%
Beer $9.48$8.797.8%

Health Care

ItemEnnisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.42$101.0413.2%
Doctor $107.11$107.440.3%
Dentist $97.63$90.428.0%
Ibuprofen $10.28$9.2810.8%
Lipitor $451.49$426.505.9%

Housing

ItemEnnisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $105,000.00$175,700.0040.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $918.75$1,133.2318.9%
Apartment Rent $852.00$920.007.4%

Transportation

ItemEnnisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.7%
Tire Balancing $54.96$45.7620.1%

Utilities

ItemEnnisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.75$163.810.6%
Phone $28.15$28.390.8%
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.

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Ennis, TX18,67494-6%

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Ennis, TX18,67494-6%
Source: The Ennis, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.