Grapevine 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 index11191100
Goods & Services index11597100
Groceries index9090100
Health care index10296100
Housing index12881100
Transportation index9595100
Utilities index9794100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Grapevine, TX. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Grapevine, TX being 111, that puts it 23% higher than the average of Texas and 11% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Grapevine, TX, the price of goods and services are 18% higher than the average of Texas as well as 15% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Grapevine is 23% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Grapevine is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Grapevine is 28% 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 Grapevine, 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 Grapevine, TX, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Grapevine, 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Grapevine, TX, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Grapevine, TX, the median monthly income is $103,470 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,414 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $50,034, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,167 on monthly rental expenses.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Grapevine, 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

ItemGrapevineNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $58.00$34.6867.2%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.22$1.0219.4%
Movie $9.96$9.870.9%
Bowling $5.25$4.3919.5%


ItemGrapevineNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$4.483.5%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.00$2.3615.1%
Potatoes $3.22$3.065.2%
Pizza $8.55$9.247.5%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemGrapevineNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$99.7810.1%
Doctor $106.00$105.030.9%
Dentist $95.67$88.707.9%
Ibuprofen $8.78$9.416.7%
Lipitor $305.36$298.502.3%


ItemGrapevineNational avg.Difference
Home Price $233,200.00$175,700.0032.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $832.74$1,081.0323.0%
Apartment Rent $1,075.00$920.0016.8%


ItemGrapevineNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.2%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%


ItemGrapevineNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.35$170.806.2%
Phone $24.00$28.2615.1%
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.

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Grapevine, TX48,67111111%

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