Fort Bliss 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.
IndexFort BlissTexasNational
Cost of living index10791100
IndexFort BlissTexasNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index10390100
Health care index8996100
Housing index13781100
Transportation index9895100
Utilities index8894100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Fort Bliss, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Fort Bliss, TX is 107, which is 18% higher than the Texas average and 7% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Fort Bliss, TX are 4% lower than the average for Texas and 7% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fort Bliss is 18% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Fort Bliss is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fort Bliss is 37% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Fort Bliss, TX to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Fort Bliss, TX, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Fort Bliss, TX salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$0$0$0$0
Renters$47,515$3,960$1,109$1,426
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Fort Bliss, TX as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Fort Bliss, TX homeowners, is $0. This would allow for a maximum of $0 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $47,515 which would result in a maximum of $1,109 to be spent on rental 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 Fort Bliss, 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

ItemFort BlissNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.10$14.5917.2%
Beauty Salon $36.00$34.683.8%
Toothpaste $2.12$2.4714.3%
Shampoo $1.21$1.0218.4%
Movie $9.56$9.873.1%
Bowling $3.53$4.3919.6%

Groceries

ItemFort BlissNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.10$4.4813.9%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.58$2.369.5%
Potatoes $3.35$3.069.4%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $9.32$8.638.0%

Health Care

ItemFort BlissNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.00$99.7826.8%
Doctor $88.33$105.0315.9%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $8.50$9.419.7%
Lipitor $271.13$298.509.2%

Housing

ItemFort BlissNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $849.19$1,081.0321.4%
Apartment Rent $1,263.00$920.0037.3%

Transportation

ItemFort BlissNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.1%
Tire Balancing $49.96$45.2910.3%

Utilities

ItemFort BlissNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.86$170.8016.9%
Phone $26.95$28.264.6%
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.
Sparks, TX3,85078-22%
Westway, TX3,93879-21%
Vinton, TX1,52980-20%
Homestead Meadows South, TX5,83180-20%
Homestead Meadows North, TX4,97480-20%
Fort Bliss, TX8,4501077%

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Fallon, NV8,45197-3%
Elsmere, KY8,45188-12%
Des Peres, MO8,44312525%
Franklin, NH8,4621088%
Gering, NE8,46385-15%
Fort Bliss, TX8,4501077%
Source: The Fort Bliss, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.