La Marque 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 MarqueTexasNational
Cost of living index8690100
IndexLa MarqueTexasNational
Goods & Services index10094100
Groceries index8789100
Health care index9195100
Housing index6181100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index10795100
Displayed above is a general overview of the La Marque, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in La Marque, TX is 86, which is 3% lower than the Texas average and 14% 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 Marque, TX are 6% higher than the Texas average and equal to the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in La Marque is 3% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in La Marque is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in La Marque is 39% 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$49,167$4,097$1,147$1,475
Renters$28,697$2,391$670$861
The affordability of the housing market in La Marque, TX as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among La Marque, TX homeowners, the median income is $49,167. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,147 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $28,697. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $670 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
The Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in La Marque, TX. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Texas sales tax is 6.25% and the maximum surtax is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemLa MarqueNational 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

ItemLa MarqueNational 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

ItemLa MarqueNational 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

ItemLa MarqueNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,200.00$175,700.0053.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,024.25$1,133.239.6%
Apartment Rent $877.00$920.004.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemLa MarqueNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Bacliff, TX8,60685-15%
Hitchcock, TX7,20686-14%
Texas City, TX45,80287-13%
Alvin, TX24,93888-12%
San Leon, TX5,25589-11%
La Marque, TX14,98186-14%

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La Marque, TX14,98186-14%
Source: The La Marque, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.