Longview 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.
IndexLongviewTexasNational
Cost of living index9390100
IndexLongviewTexasNational
Goods & Services index10397100
Groceries index9190100
Health care index10396100
Housing index7378100
Transportation index10095100
Utilities index11194100

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  • The cost of living in Longview is 3% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Longview is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Longview is 27% 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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Compare Longview, TX Cost of living To Other Cities

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemLongviewNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.83$14.595.2%
Beauty Salon $38.00$34.689.6%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $9.63$9.872.4%
Bowling $4.99$4.3913.6%

Groceries

ItemLongviewNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.45$4.480.6%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $2.28$2.363.3%
Potatoes $3.14$3.062.6%
Pizza $10.30$9.2411.4%
Beer $8.92$8.633.3%

Health Care

ItemLongviewNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.93$99.780.2%
Doctor $100.60$105.034.2%
Dentist $96.71$88.709.0%
Ibuprofen $9.29$9.411.3%
Lipitor $304.66$298.502.1%

Housing

ItemLongviewNational avg.Difference
Home Price $123,500.00$181,400.0031.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,052.98$1,081.032.6%
Apartment Rent $738.00$889.0017.0%

Transportation

ItemLongviewNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$2.097.8%
Tire Balancing $55.60$45.2922.8%

Utilities

ItemLongviewNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.43$170.809.0%
Phone $39.17$28.2638.6%
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.
Tatum, TX1,14883-17%
Easton, TX66984-16%
Kilgore, TX13,16587-13%
Gladewater, TX6,65588-12%
Lakeport, TX1,01688-12%
Longview, TX80,93193-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Bellingham, WA80,93011717%
Danbury, CT81,05713434%
Buena Park, CA80,78113737%
Champaign, IL81,08394-6%
Livermore, CA81,08614646%
Longview, TX80,93193-7%
Source: The Longview, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.