Lakehills 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.
Cost of living index8890100
Goods & Services index9494100
Groceries index8189100
Health care index9295100
Housing index8581100
Transportation index8893100
Utilities index8895100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Lakehills, TX. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Lakehills, TX being 88, that puts it 1% lower than the average of Texas and 12% 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 Lakehills, TX, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of Texas as well as 7% lower than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Lakehills is 1% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Lakehills is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lakehills is 15% 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

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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Lakehills, TX, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Lakehills, TX, the median monthly income is $60,777 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,418 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $28,065, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $655 on monthly rental expenses.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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The Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Lakehills, 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

ItemLakehillsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.20$15.562.4%
Beauty Salon $29.73$36.1117.7%
Toothpaste $2.83$2.4714.6%
Shampoo $0.75$0.9622.3%
Movie $10.02$10.131.1%
Bowling $6.46$4.7436.4%


ItemLakehillsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.09$3.9822.5%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.419.3%
Milk $1.71$2.0617.3%
Potatoes $2.56$2.9814.2%
Pizza $9.76$9.473.0%
Beer $8.31$8.795.5%

Health Care

ItemLakehillsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.78$101.0412.1%
Doctor $99.78$107.447.1%
Dentist $79.08$90.4212.5%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2814.1%
Lipitor $430.52$426.500.9%


ItemLakehillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $156,500.00$175,700.0010.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $808.44$1,133.2328.7%
Apartment Rent $694.00$920.0024.6%


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Gasoline $1.84$1.997.4%
Tire Balancing $36.22$45.7620.8%


ItemLakehillsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$131.56$163.8119.7%
Phone $28.00$28.391.4%
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.
Lake Medina Shores, TX92672-28%
Bandera, TX1,12784-16%
Boerne, TX11,67498-2%
Helotes, TX7,8801077%
Lakehills, TX5,36388-12%

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