La Grange 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 GrangeTexasNational
Cost of living index8991100
IndexLa GrangeTexasNational
Goods & Services index10597100
Groceries index8790100
Health care index10496100
Housing index6581100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index9894100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in La Grange, TX. As you can see, with the average cost of living in La Grange, TX being 89, that puts it 2% lower than the average of Texas and 11% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of La Grange, TX, the price of goods and services are 8% higher than the average of Texas as well as 5% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in La Grange is 2% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in La Grange is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in La Grange is 35% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in La Grange, TX to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to La Grange, TX, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the La Grange, TX salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$41,429$3,452$967$1,243
Renters$21,302$1,775$497$639
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in La Grange, 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 La Grange, TX homeowners have a median income of $41,429. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $967 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $21,302, which means there is a maximum of $497 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 La Grange, 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

ItemLa GrangeNational 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

ItemLa GrangeNational 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

ItemLa GrangeNational 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

ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $106,900.00$175,700.0039.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $846.73$1,081.0321.7%
Apartment Rent $683.00$920.0025.8%

Transportation

ItemLa GrangeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$2.097.6%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemLa GrangeNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Weimar, TX2,27685-15%
Fayetteville, TX29390-10%
Round Top, TX8011616%
La Grange, TX4,65889-11%

Cities with similar population

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West Milton, OH4,65991-9%
Seat Pleasant, MD4,6561055%
Jonesboro, GA4,66189-11%
Briar, TX4,65593-7%
Westwood, KY4,65581-19%
La Grange, TX4,65889-11%
Source: The La Grange, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.