La Feria 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.
IndexLa FeriaTexasNational
Cost of living index7190100
IndexLa FeriaTexasNational
Goods & Services index7794100
Groceries index8289100
Health care index8795100
Housing index4481100
Transportation index8393100
Utilities index9595100
Displayed above is a general overview of the La Feria, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in La Feria, TX is 71, which is 21% lower than the Texas average and 29% 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 La Feria, TX are 18% lower than the Texas average and 23% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in La Feria is 21% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in La Feria is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in La Feria is 56% 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$36,554$3,046$853$1,097
Renters$19,396$1,616$453$582
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in La Feria, TX as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for La Feria, TX homeowners, is $36,554. This would allow for a maximum of $853 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $19,396 which would result in a maximum of $453 to be spent on rental costs.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When you are determining the total cost of living in La Feria, TX you will want to make sure you consider both the Texas sales tax and the Texas income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Texas is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 8.25%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Texas have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemLa FeriaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $6.00$15.5661.5%
Beauty Salon $22.85$36.1136.7%
Toothpaste $2.01$2.4718.7%
Shampoo $0.75$0.9622.3%
Movie $10.25$10.131.2%
Bowling $3.75$4.7420.8%

Groceries

ItemLa FeriaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.27$3.9817.9%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4124.9%
Milk $1.88$2.069.1%
Potatoes $1.52$2.9849.1%
Pizza $9.00$9.475.0%
Beer $11.19$8.7927.2%

Health Care

ItemLa FeriaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $62.50$101.0438.1%
Doctor $95.33$107.4411.3%
Dentist $75.56$90.4216.4%
Ibuprofen $7.50$9.2819.2%
Lipitor $438.50$426.502.8%

Housing

ItemLa FeriaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $56,900.00$175,700.0067.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $858.77$1,133.2324.2%
Apartment Rent $648.00$920.0029.6%

Transportation

ItemLa FeriaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.71$1.9914.4%
Tire Balancing $36.00$45.7621.3%

Utilities

ItemLa FeriaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.13$163.811.6%
Phone $25.67$28.399.6%
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.
Ratamosa, TX23182-18%
Tierra Bonita, TX12582-18%
Evergreen, TX080-20%
El Camino Angosto, TX13582-18%
Relampago, TX2282-18%
La Feria, TX7,30171-29%

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Source: The La Feria, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.