Forney 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.
IndexForneyTexasNational
Cost of living index10591100
IndexForneyTexasNational
Goods & Services index11497100
Groceries index10790100
Health care index10496100
Housing index10181100
Transportation index9095100
Utilities index10494100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Forney, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Forney, TX is 105, which is 16% higher than the Texas average and 5% higher 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 Forney, TX are 17% higher than the Texas average and 14% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Forney is 16% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Forney is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Forney is 1% 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$76,921$6,410$1,795$2,308
Renters$37,057$3,088$865$1,112
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Forney, TX by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Forney, TX have a median income of $76,921. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,795 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $37,057, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $865.

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 Forney, 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

ItemForneyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.33$14.5946.2%
Beauty Salon $41.25$34.6818.9%
Toothpaste $3.28$2.4732.6%
Shampoo $1.57$1.0253.6%
Movie $10.65$9.877.9%
Bowling $5.51$4.3925.5%

Groceries

ItemForneyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.85$4.488.3%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $1.99$2.3615.6%
Potatoes $2.95$3.063.6%
Pizza $10.19$9.2410.2%
Beer $9.74$8.6312.8%

Health Care

ItemForneyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $112.00$99.7812.2%
Doctor $101.25$105.033.6%
Dentist $96.00$88.708.2%
Ibuprofen $10.95$9.4116.3%
Lipitor $303.46$298.501.7%

Housing

ItemForneyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $147,700.00$175,700.0015.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $723.28$1,081.0333.1%
Apartment Rent $1,295.00$920.0040.8%

Transportation

ItemForneyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$2.0913.9%
Tire Balancing $45.12$45.290.4%

Utilities

ItemForneyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.49$170.806.3%
Phone $28.15$28.260.4%
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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Oak Ridge, TX10389-11%
Wilmer, TX3,77990-10%
Hutchins, TX5,41092-8%
Ferris, TX2,46992-8%
Kaufman, TX6,83793-7%
Forney, TX16,0171055%

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Forney, TX16,0171055%
Source: The Forney, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.