Gardendale 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.
IndexGardendaleTexasNational
Cost of living index8291100
IndexGardendaleTexasNational
Goods & Services index10097100
Groceries index9090100
Health care index10396100
Housing index4581100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index10094100

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  • The cost of living in Gardendale is 10% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Gardendale is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gardendale is 55% 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$57,250$4,771$1,336$1,718
Renters$113,452$9,454$2,647$3,404

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemGardendaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.75$14.595.8%
Beauty Salon $36.25$34.684.5%
Toothpaste $2.50$2.471.1%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0214.9%
Movie $9.88$9.870.1%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemGardendaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.96$4.4810.8%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.469.2%
Milk $2.00$2.3615.1%
Potatoes $2.11$3.0631.1%
Pizza $9.49$9.242.7%
Beer $9.06$8.634.9%

Health Care

ItemGardendaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.67$99.782.1%
Doctor $117.50$105.0311.9%
Dentist $87.50$88.701.4%
Ibuprofen $10.14$9.417.7%
Lipitor $293.92$298.501.5%

Housing

ItemGardendaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $78,900.00$175,700.0055.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,005.43$1,081.037.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemGardendaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.090.6%
Tire Balancing $39.50$45.2912.8%

Utilities

ItemGardendaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$171.15$170.800.2%
Phone $28.00$28.260.9%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Odessa, TX22,81884-16%
Goldsmith, TX23184-16%
Odessa, TX107,32590-10%
Gardendale, TX1,08482-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Truman, MN1,08484-16%
Rawls Springs, MS1,08479-21%
Lawtey, FL1,08486-14%
Middlesex, NC1,08488-12%
Electric City, WA1,08496-4%
Gardendale, TX1,08482-18%
Source: The Gardendale, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.