Falfurrias 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.
IndexFalfurriasTexasNational
Cost of living index7891100
IndexFalfurriasTexasNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index8390100
Health care index9596100
Housing index3481100
Transportation index9295100
Utilities index11994100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Falfurrias, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Falfurrias, TX is 78, which is 14% lower than the Texas average and 22% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Falfurrias, TX are 1% lower than the Texas average and 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Falfurrias is 14% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Falfurrias is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Falfurrias is 66% 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$24,741$2,062$577$742
Renters$13,835$1,153$323$415
The affordability of the housing market in Falfurrias, TX as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Falfurrias, TX homeowners, the median income is $24,741. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $577 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $13,835. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $323 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Falfurrias, TX is the Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Texas sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemFalfurriasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.24$14.599.3%
Beauty Salon $39.24$34.6813.2%
Toothpaste $2.21$2.4710.6%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $7.38$9.8725.2%
Bowling $5.80$4.3932.1%

Groceries

ItemFalfurriasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.84$4.488.1%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.28$9.240.4%
Beer $7.97$8.637.7%

Health Care

ItemFalfurriasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.75$99.788.0%
Doctor $97.67$105.037.0%
Dentist $77.75$88.7012.3%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $341.47$298.5014.4%

Housing

ItemFalfurriasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $47,500.00$175,700.0073.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $882.41$1,081.0318.4%
Apartment Rent $466.00$920.0049.3%

Transportation

ItemFalfurriasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.8%
Tire Balancing $40.50$45.2910.6%

Utilities

ItemFalfurriasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$195.90$170.8014.7%
Phone $35.00$28.2623.9%
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.

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Premont, TX2,67479-21%
Falfurrias, TX4,68378-22%

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