Heath 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.
IndexHeathTexasNational
Cost of living index14091100
IndexHeathTexasNational
Goods & Services index10297100
Groceries index10190100
Health care index10296100
Housing index21581100
Transportation index14795100
Utilities index10294100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Heath, TX. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Heath, TX being 140, that puts it 55% higher than the average of Texas and 40% 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 Heath, TX, the price of goods and services are 5% higher than the average of Texas as well as 2% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Heath is 55% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Heath is 40% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Heath is 115% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Heath, TX to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Heath, TX, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Heath, TX salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$152,914$12,743$3,568$4,588
Renters$30,192$2,516$704$906
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Heath, TX by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Heath, TX have a median income of $152,914. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $3,568 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $30,192, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $704.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
The Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Heath, TX. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Texas sales tax is 6.25% and the maximum surtax is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemHeathNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.49$14.5913.0%
Beauty Salon $35.45$34.682.2%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.4%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $5.23$4.3919.1%

Groceries

ItemHeathNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.54$4.4823.8%
Fried Chicken $2.14$1.4646.2%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.84$3.067.2%
Pizza $9.99$9.248.1%
Beer $8.87$8.632.7%

Health Care

ItemHeathNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.68$99.781.9%
Doctor $111.77$105.036.4%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $8.98$9.414.6%
Lipitor $268.86$298.509.9%

Housing

ItemHeathNational avg.Difference
Home Price $377,300.00$175,700.00114.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $886.79$1,081.0318.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemHeathNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.36$2.0960.5%
Tire Balancing $50.12$45.2910.7%

Utilities

ItemHeathNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$187.58$170.809.8%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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.
Oak Ridge, TX10389-11%
Hutchins, TX5,41092-8%
Seagoville, TX15,37993-7%
Balch Springs, TX24,69393-7%
Terrell, TX16,14694-6%
Heath, TX7,62014040%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Gig Harbor, WA7,62012828%
Corning, CA7,61711414%
Blanchard, OK7,62591-9%
Belgrade, MT7,625100-0%
Glenside, PA7,61412121%
Heath, TX7,62014040%
Source: The Heath, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.