Happy 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.
IndexHappyTexasNational
Cost of living index7490100
IndexHappyTexasNational
Goods & Services index9094100
Groceries index9589100
Health care index9695100
Housing index3781100
Transportation index8993100
Utilities index8495100

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  • The cost of living in Happy is 17% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Happy is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Happy is 63% 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$40,469$3,372$944$1,214
Renters$45,000$3,750$1,050$1,350

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

ItemHappyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.13$15.563.7%
Beauty Salon $28.46$36.1121.2%
Toothpaste $1.84$2.4725.7%
Shampoo $0.83$0.9614.0%
Movie $9.26$10.138.5%
Bowling $4.27$4.749.8%

Groceries

ItemHappyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.55$3.9810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.4110.5%
Milk $1.95$2.065.5%
Potatoes $2.83$2.985.0%
Pizza $9.31$9.471.7%
Beer $8.87$8.790.9%

Health Care

ItemHappyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.43$101.0427.3%
Doctor $112.92$107.445.1%
Dentist $86.32$90.424.5%
Ibuprofen $8.58$9.287.5%
Lipitor $394.18$426.507.6%

Housing

ItemHappyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $49,800.00$175,700.0071.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $775.11$1,133.2331.6%
Apartment Rent $525.00$920.0042.9%

Transportation

ItemHappyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$1.9913.6%
Tire Balancing $42.69$45.766.7%

Utilities

ItemHappyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.27$163.8118.0%
Phone $25.00$28.3911.9%
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.
Tulia, TX4,92377-23%
Nazareth, TX27878-22%
Happy, TX76474-26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Van Buren, IN76481-19%
Leeton, MO76483-17%
Altoona, AL76476-24%
Wartburg, TN76476-24%
Philo, OH76482-18%
Happy, TX76474-26%
Source: The Happy, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.