Kilgore 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.
IndexKilgoreTexasNational
Cost of living index9091100
IndexKilgoreTexasNational
Goods & Services index10397100
Groceries index9190100
Health care index10396100
Housing index6481100
Transportation index10095100
Utilities index11194100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Kilgore, TX is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Kilgore, TX enjoy a cost of living index of 90. This index is equal to the Texas average, and 10% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Kilgore, TX, the average cost of goods and services is 6% higher than it is in Texas, and it is 3% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Kilgore is equal to the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Kilgore is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kilgore is 36% 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$64,163$5,347$1,497$1,925
Renters$38,370$3,198$895$1,151
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Kilgore, 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 Kilgore, TX have a median income of $64,163. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,497 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $38,370, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $895.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Kilgore, TX, the Texas income tax and the Texas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Texas maximum surtax is 8.25%, and the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Texas.

Goods & Services

ItemKilgoreNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.83$14.595.2%
Beauty Salon $38.00$34.689.6%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $9.63$9.872.4%
Bowling $4.99$4.3913.6%

Groceries

ItemKilgoreNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.45$4.480.6%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $2.28$2.363.3%
Potatoes $3.14$3.062.6%
Pizza $10.30$9.2411.4%
Beer $8.92$8.633.3%

Health Care

ItemKilgoreNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.93$99.780.2%
Doctor $100.60$105.034.2%
Dentist $96.71$88.709.0%
Ibuprofen $9.29$9.411.3%
Lipitor $304.66$298.502.1%

Housing

ItemKilgoreNational avg.Difference
Home Price $99,800.00$175,700.0043.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,052.98$1,081.032.6%
Apartment Rent $738.00$920.0019.8%

Transportation

ItemKilgoreNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$2.097.8%
Tire Balancing $55.60$45.2922.8%

Utilities

ItemKilgoreNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.43$170.809.0%
Phone $39.17$28.2638.6%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Arp, TX85779-21%
New London, TX1,31688-12%
Big Sandy, TX1,86382-18%
Overton, TX2,31083-17%
Clarksville City, TX82089-11%
Kilgore, TX14,17890-10%

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Manorville, NY14,16914848%
Kilgore, TX14,17890-10%
Source: The Kilgore, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.