Midtown 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.
IndexMidtownHoustonTexas
Cost of living index1039190
IndexMidtownHoustonTexas
Goods & Services index10010094
Groceries index878789
Health care index919195
Housing index1177881
Transportation index949493
Utilities index10710795

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  • The cost of living in Midtown is 15% higher than the Houston average.
  • The cost of living in Midtown is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Midtown is 17% 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$74,596$6,216$1,740$2,238

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 $17.43$15.5612.0%
Beauty Salon $50.63$36.1140.2%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.7%
Shampoo $0.85$0.9612.3%
Movie $10.90$10.137.6%
Bowling $5.77$4.7421.9%

Groceries

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.19$3.985.1%
Fried Chicken $1.02$1.4127.3%
Milk $1.68$2.0618.6%
Potatoes $2.55$2.9814.6%
Pizza $7.59$9.4719.9%
Beer $8.88$8.791.0%

Health Care

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.07$101.048.9%
Doctor $78.44$107.4427.0%
Dentist $87.60$90.423.1%
Ibuprofen $8.35$9.2810.0%
Lipitor $436.97$426.502.5%

Housing

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $125,400.00$175,700.0028.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,024.25$1,133.239.6%
Apartment Rent $862.00$920.006.3%

Transportation

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.83$1.998.1%
Tire Balancing $45.76$45.760.0%

Utilities

ItemHoustonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.98$163.817.8%
Phone $36.01$28.3926.8%
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, TX2,36277-23%
Sheldon, TX1,58584-16%
Jacinto City, TX10,71784-16%
South Houston, TX17,32385-15%
Galena Park, TX11,09385-15%
Houston, TX2,167,98891-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chicago, IL2,712,60811212%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201055%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75895-5%
San Antonio, TX1,385,43885-15%
San Diego, CA1,341,51014444%
Houston, TX2,167,98891-9%
Source: The Midtown, Houston, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.