Hornsby Bend 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.
IndexHornsby BendTexasNational
Cost of living index9791100
IndexHornsby BendTexasNational
Goods & Services index10597100
Groceries index8790100
Health care index10496100
Housing index9081100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index9894100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Hornsby Bend, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Hornsby Bend, TX is 97, which is 6% higher than the Texas average and 3% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Hornsby Bend, TX are 8% higher than the Texas average and 5% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hornsby Bend is 6% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Hornsby Bend is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hornsby Bend is 10% 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$68,487$5,707$1,598$2,055
Renters$40,692$3,391$949$1,221
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Hornsby Bend, TX, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Hornsby Bend, TX homeowners have a median income of $68,487. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,598 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $40,692, which means there is a maximum of $949 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Hornsby Bend, TX, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Texas, as well as the rate for income tax in Texas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Texas is 8.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Texas is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Texas starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemHornsby BendNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.00$14.5937.0%
Beauty Salon $48.80$34.6840.7%
Toothpaste $1.97$2.4720.3%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0215.9%
Movie $10.51$9.876.5%
Bowling $4.02$4.398.5%

Groceries

ItemHornsby BendNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.20$4.486.2%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4616.0%
Milk $2.17$2.367.9%
Potatoes $3.64$3.0618.9%
Pizza $10.99$9.2418.9%
Beer $9.01$8.634.4%

Health Care

ItemHornsby BendNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $125.67$99.7825.9%
Doctor $103.75$105.031.2%
Dentist $93.33$88.705.2%
Ibuprofen $8.43$9.4110.4%
Lipitor $324.49$298.508.7%

Housing

ItemHornsby BendNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,600.00$175,700.0030.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $846.73$1,081.0321.7%
Apartment Rent $1,287.00$920.0039.9%

Transportation

ItemHornsby BendNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$2.097.6%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemHornsby BendNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.85$170.808.7%
Phone $30.21$28.266.9%
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.

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Garfield, TX1,57685-15%
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Elgin, TX8,22487-13%
Mustang Ridge, TX1,05293-7%
Manor, TX5,93695-5%
Hornsby Bend, TX7,35597-3%

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