Manvel 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.
IndexManvelTexasNational
Cost of living index9691100
IndexManvelTexasNational
Goods & Services index10197100
Groceries index8690100
Health care index9196100
Housing index9981100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index9494100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Manvel, TX is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Manvel, TX enjoy a cost of living index of 96. This index is 6% higher than the Texas average, and 4% lower 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 Manvel, TX, the average cost of goods and services is 3% higher than it is in Texas, and it is 1% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Manvel is 6% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Manvel is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Manvel is 1% 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 used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Manvel, TX to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Manvel, TX, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Manvel, TX salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$87,361$7,280$2,038$2,621
Renters$81,648$6,804$1,905$2,450
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Manvel, TX as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Manvel, TX homeowners, is $87,361. This would allow for a maximum of $2,038 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $81,648 which would result in a maximum of $1,905 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Manvel, 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

ItemManvelNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.70$14.597.6%
Beauty Salon $50.70$34.6846.2%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.1%
Shampoo $0.83$1.0218.8%
Movie $10.14$9.872.8%
Bowling $5.35$4.3921.8%

Groceries

ItemManvelNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.78$4.486.8%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4616.7%
Milk $1.69$2.3628.3%
Potatoes $2.51$3.0618.0%
Pizza $8.69$9.246.0%
Beer $8.88$8.632.9%

Health Care

ItemManvelNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.56$99.788.2%
Doctor $78.68$105.0325.1%
Dentist $85.89$88.703.2%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $306.58$298.502.7%

Housing

ItemManvelNational avg.Difference
Home Price $155,900.00$175,700.0011.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,037.88$1,081.034.0%
Apartment Rent $1,120.00$920.0021.7%

Transportation

ItemManvelNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.1%
Tire Balancing $35.44$45.2921.7%

Utilities

ItemManvelNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.44$170.8015.4%
Phone $30.15$28.266.7%
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.
Fifth Street, TX2,36275-25%
Bonney, TX52275-25%
South Houston, TX17,32383-17%
Rosharon, TX1,94084-16%
Pasadena, TX152,17186-14%
Manvel, TX6,15996-4%

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Kingston Estates, NJ6,16112121%
Manvel, TX6,15996-4%
Source: The Manvel, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.