Los Fresnos 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.
IndexLos FresnosTexasNational
Cost of living index7691100
IndexLos FresnosTexasNational
Goods & Services index7497100
Groceries index8290100
Health care index9196100
Housing index5981100
Transportation index8895100
Utilities index10594100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Los Fresnos, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Los Fresnos, TX is 76, which is 17% lower than the Texas average and 24% 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 Los Fresnos, TX are 24% lower than the average for Texas and 26% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Los Fresnos is 17% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Los Fresnos is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Los Fresnos is 41% 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 is meant to help you compare your salary in Los Fresnos, TX to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Los Fresnos, TX, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Los Fresnos, TX salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Los Fresnos, TX, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Los Fresnos, TX has a median income of about $41,583 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $970 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $48,663. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,135 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Texas Sales 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 Los Fresnos, 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

ItemLos FresnosNational avg.Difference
Haircut $7.00$14.5952.0%
Beauty Salon $29.66$34.6814.5%
Toothpaste $1.47$2.4740.6%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%


ItemLos FresnosNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.78$4.4815.6%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4626.2%
Milk $2.48$2.365.2%
Potatoes $2.33$3.0623.9%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.54$8.631.1%

Health Care

ItemLos FresnosNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.00$99.7824.8%
Doctor $97.50$105.037.2%
Dentist $74.33$88.7016.2%
Ibuprofen $7.73$9.4117.9%
Lipitor $316.88$298.506.2%


ItemLos FresnosNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,100.00$175,700.0049.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.98$1,081.0329.1%
Apartment Rent $709.00$920.0022.9%


ItemLos FresnosNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.4%
Tire Balancing $36.00$45.2920.5%


ItemLos FresnosNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.26$170.804.4%
Phone $30.00$28.266.2%
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.
Del Mar Heights, TX26183-17%
Villa del Sol, TX4683-17%
El Camino Angosto, TX13583-17%
Lago, TX14883-17%
La Tina Ranch, TX54963-37%
Los Fresnos, TX6,16476-24%

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Hartford City, IN6,16678-22%
Los Fresnos, TX6,16476-24%
Source: The Los Fresnos, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.