Friona 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.
Cost of living index7891100
Goods & Services index9297100
Groceries index9890100
Health care index10096100
Housing index4681100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index8594100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Friona, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Friona, TX is 78, which is 14% lower than the Texas average and 22% lower 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 Friona, TX are 5% lower than the average for Texas and 8% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Friona is 14% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Friona is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Friona is 54% 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 Friona, 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 Friona, TX, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Friona, 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

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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Friona, 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 Friona, TX homeowners have a median income of $52,283. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,220 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $42,750, which means there is a maximum of $997 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Friona, TX, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Texas, as well as the rate for income tax in Texas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Texas is 8.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Texas is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Texas starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemFrionaNational 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%


ItemFrionaNational 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

ItemFrionaNational 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%


ItemFrionaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $67,900.00$175,700.0061.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $734.86$1,081.0332.0%
Apartment Rent $590.00$920.0035.9%


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


ItemFrionaNational 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.
Bovina, TX1,78480-20%
Friona, TX4,05978-22%

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