Lantana 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.
IndexLantanaTexasNational
Cost of living index13991100
IndexLantanaTexasNational
Goods & Services index10693100
Groceries index10091100
Health care index8596100
Housing index22683100
Transportation index10494100
Utilities index98100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Lantana, TX is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Lantana, TX enjoy a cost of living index of 139. This index is 54% higher than the Texas average, and 39% higher 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 Lantana, TX, the average cost of goods and services is 13% higher than it is in Texas, and it is 6% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lantana is 54% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Lantana is 39% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lantana is 126% higher 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$144,015$12,001$3,360$4,321
Renters$103,661$8,638$2,419$3,110
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Lantana, 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 Lantana, TX have a median income of $144,015. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $3,360 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $103,661, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $2,419.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Lantana, TX is the Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Texas sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemLantanaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.31$16.094.8%
Beauty Salon $48.10$37.3328.8%
Toothpaste $2.41$2.451.6%
Shampoo $1.92$1.0091.4%
Movie $10.56$10.282.7%
Bowling $14.36$4.93191.1%

Groceries

ItemLantanaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.80$3.800.1%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4015.1%
Milk $1.82$2.019.4%
Potatoes $2.65$3.0111.8%
Pizza $7.48$9.8924.4%
Beer $9.51$8.906.8%

Health Care

ItemLantanaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.39$102.166.1%
Doctor $80.02$108.3626.2%
Dentist $73.81$92.5320.2%
Ibuprofen $9.67$9.284.3%
Lipitor $406.07$425.824.6%

Housing

ItemLantanaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $339,600.00$184,700.0083.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,450.98$1,202.4420.7%
Apartment Rent $3,085.00$949.00225.1%

Transportation

ItemLantanaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.18$2.243.0%
Tire Balancing $54.79$46.2918.4%

Utilities

ItemLantanaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$165.24$165.960.4%
Phone $27.72$28.683.4%
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.
Corral City, TX141033%
Lincoln Park, TX19175-25%
Bristol, TX37284-16%
Watauga, TX24,32296-4%
Saginaw, TX21,68098-2%
Lantana, TX8,94413939%

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Lantana, TX8,94413939%
Source: The Lantana, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.