Gary City 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.
IndexGary CityTexasNational
Cost of living index9191100
IndexGary CityTexasNational
Goods & Services index10097100
Groceries index9890100
Health care index9596100
Housing index7181100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index10494100

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  • The cost of living in Gary City is equal to the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Gary City is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gary City is 29% 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$65,357$5,446$1,525$1,961
Renters$54,000$4,500$1,260$1,620

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

ItemGary CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.65$14.597.2%
Beauty Salon $34.00$34.682.0%
Toothpaste $3.21$2.4729.8%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $9.75$9.871.2%
Bowling $5.00$4.3913.9%

Groceries

ItemGary CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.05$4.4835.1%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4618.7%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $4.15$3.0635.6%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.72$8.631.0%

Health Care

ItemGary CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.00$99.786.2%
Doctor $98.00$105.036.7%
Dentist $76.00$88.7014.3%
Ibuprofen $9.92$9.415.4%
Lipitor $307.65$298.503.1%

Housing

ItemGary CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,500.00$175,700.0033.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $892.91$1,081.0317.4%
Apartment Rent $750.00$920.0018.5%

Transportation

ItemGary CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.4%
Tire Balancing $44.00$45.292.8%

Utilities

ItemGary CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$182.92$170.807.1%
Phone $27.95$28.261.1%
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.
Timpson, TX1,46280-20%
Tenaha, TX1,51581-19%
Beckville, TX89484-16%
Garrison, TX83784-16%
Carthage, TX6,83589-11%
Gary City, TX39491-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Colton, NY39498-2%
Kendrick, ID39487-13%
Buffalo Springs, TX39485-15%
Berthold, ND39496-4%
South La Paloma, TX39473-27%
Gary City, TX39491-9%
Source: The Gary City, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.