Hale Center 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.
IndexHale CenterTexasNational
Cost of living index7790100
IndexHale CenterTexasNational
Goods & Services index9394100
Groceries index9389100
Health care index10195100
Housing index4281100
Transportation index9093100
Utilities index8495100

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  • The cost of living in Hale Center is 14% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Hale Center is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hale Center is 58% 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$34,440$2,870$804$1,033
Renters$30,000$2,500$700$900

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

ItemHale CenterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.40$15.5613.9%
Beauty Salon $38.87$36.117.6%
Toothpaste $1.81$2.4726.7%
Shampoo $0.84$0.9612.6%
Movie $9.20$10.139.2%
Bowling $5.84$4.7423.3%

Groceries

ItemHale CenterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.14$3.983.8%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.417.1%
Milk $1.99$2.063.7%
Potatoes $3.04$2.981.9%
Pizza $8.05$9.4715.1%
Beer $9.04$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemHale CenterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.32$101.040.3%
Doctor $111.17$107.443.5%
Dentist $87.63$90.423.1%
Ibuprofen $9.58$9.283.2%
Lipitor $441.77$426.503.6%

Housing

ItemHale CenterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $61,700.00$175,700.0064.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $940.33$1,133.2317.0%
Apartment Rent $522.00$920.0043.3%

Transportation

ItemHale CenterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.74$1.9912.5%
Tire Balancing $43.76$45.764.4%

Utilities

ItemHale CenterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.42$163.8121.0%
Phone $26.01$28.398.4%
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.
Edmonson, TX9270-30%
Seth Ward, TX1,74772-28%
Petersburg, TX1,22476-24%
Plainview, TX21,95279-21%
Hale Center, TX2,71177-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lake Cherokee, TX2,7111033%
Monticello, FL2,71189-11%
Gloucester Courthouse, VA2,7121077%
New Ellenton, SC2,71284-16%
Sibley, IA2,71284-16%
Hale Center, TX2,71177-23%
Source: The Hale Center, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.