Greater Heights 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.
IndexGreater HeightsHoustonTexas
Cost of living index1189191
IndexGreater HeightsHoustonTexas
Goods & Services index959593
Groceries index878791
Health care index919196
Housing index1708283
Transportation index979794
Utilities index111111100

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  • The cost of living in Greater Heights is 30% higher than the Houston average.
  • The cost of living in Greater Heights is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greater Heights is 70% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$95,610$7,968$2,231$2,869

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

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.56$16.0915.4%
Beauty Salon $49.70$37.3333.1%
Toothpaste $2.24$2.458.3%
Shampoo $0.79$1.0021.4%
Movie $11.17$10.288.7%
Bowling $5.97$4.9321.0%

Groceries

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.41$3.8010.3%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4025.8%
Milk $1.55$2.0123.0%
Potatoes $2.61$3.0113.3%
Pizza $8.36$9.8915.4%
Beer $8.78$8.901.3%

Health Care

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.05$102.163.8%
Doctor $80.33$108.3625.9%
Dentist $92.07$92.530.5%
Ibuprofen $8.55$9.287.9%
Lipitor $410.51$425.823.6%

Housing

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $140,300.00$184,700.0024.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,146.28$1,202.444.7%
Apartment Rent $898.00$949.005.4%

Transportation

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$2.246.7%
Tire Balancing $49.16$46.296.2%

Utilities

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$185.04$165.9611.5%
Phone $31.67$28.6810.4%
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.
Fifth Street, TX2,07180-20%
Jacinto City, TX10,75382-18%
Galena Park, TX11,11983-17%
South Houston, TX17,47484-16%
Aldine, TX14,86784-16%
Houston, TX2,240,58291-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chicago, IL2,714,01711313%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,9381044%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,32495-5%
San Antonio, TX1,439,35886-14%
San Diego, CA1,374,81214646%
Houston, TX2,240,58291-9%
Source: The Greater Heights, Houston, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.