Levelland 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.
IndexLevellandTexasNational
Cost of living index8190100
IndexLevellandTexasNational
Goods & Services index9394100
Groceries index9389100
Health care index10195100
Housing index5581100
Transportation index9093100
Utilities index8495100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Levelland, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Levelland, TX is 81, which is 10% lower than the Texas average and 19% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Levelland, TX are 1% lower than the average for Texas and 7% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Levelland is 10% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Levelland is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Levelland is 45% 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 allows you to compare how much your current salary in Levelland, TX would be worth in another city. In other words, the salary calculator will adjust the figure you enter for cost of living so that you can determine how much more or much less you would need to earn while maintaining your current quality of living. If you are considering relocating to a more expensive city than Levelland, TX, the calculator will tell you how much more you need to earn so you can assess job offers more accurately. The Levelland, TX salary calculator is easy to use. All you do is enter the name of another city, then move the slider to your current income. After that, the salary calculator will crunch the numbers for you and give you the information you need about the place you are considering going. Additionally, it will show a detailed breakdown of the cost of living.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$62,000$5,167$1,447$1,860
Renters$30,150$2,513$703$905
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Levelland, 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 Levelland, TX, the median monthly income is $62,000 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,447 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $30,150, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $703 on monthly rental expenses.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
For those who live in Levelland, TX and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Texas income tax rate and the Texas sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Texas, the sales tax is 6.25%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8.25%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Texas, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemLevellandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.40$15.5613.9%
Beauty Salon $38.87$36.117.6%
Toothpaste $1.81$2.4726.7%
Shampoo $0.84$0.9612.6%
Movie $9.20$10.139.2%
Bowling $5.84$4.7423.3%

Groceries

ItemLevellandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.14$3.983.8%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.417.1%
Milk $1.99$2.063.7%
Potatoes $3.04$2.981.9%
Pizza $8.05$9.4715.1%
Beer $9.04$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemLevellandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.32$101.040.3%
Doctor $111.17$107.443.5%
Dentist $87.63$90.423.1%
Ibuprofen $9.58$9.283.2%
Lipitor $441.77$426.503.6%

Housing

ItemLevellandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,800.00$175,700.0052.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $940.33$1,133.2317.0%
Apartment Rent $680.00$920.0026.1%

Transportation

ItemLevellandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.74$1.9912.5%
Tire Balancing $43.76$45.764.4%

Utilities

ItemLevellandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.42$163.8121.0%
Phone $26.01$28.398.4%
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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Opdyke West, TX7170-30%
Whiteface, TX40073-27%
Smyer, TX49079-21%
Sundown, TX1,31479-21%
Ropesville, TX40381-19%
Levelland, TX13,73581-19%

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Worthington, OH13,7271044%
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Martinsville, VA13,74577-23%
Henderson, TX13,72388-12%
Levelland, TX13,73581-19%
Source: The Levelland, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.