Mila Doce 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.
IndexMila DoceTexasNational
Cost of living index6891100
IndexMila DoceTexasNational
Goods & Services index7497100
Groceries index8290100
Health care index9196100
Housing index3481100
Transportation index8895100
Utilities index10594100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Mila Doce, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Mila Doce, TX is 68, which is 25% lower than the Texas average and 32% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Mila Doce, TX are 24% lower than the Texas average and 26% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Mila Doce is 25% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Mila Doce is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mila Doce is 66% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$25,000$2,083$583$750
Renters$17,792$1,483$415$534
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Mila Doce, 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 Mila Doce, TX homeowners, is $25,000. This would allow for a maximum of $583 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $17,792 which would result in a maximum of $415 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%
The Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Mila Doce, 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

ItemMila DoceNational 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%

Groceries

ItemMila DoceNational 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

ItemMila DoceNational 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%

Housing

ItemMila DoceNational avg.Difference
Home Price $49,400.00$175,700.0071.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.98$1,081.0329.1%
Apartment Rent $446.00$920.0051.5%

Transportation

ItemMila DoceNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.4%
Tire Balancing $36.00$45.2920.5%

Utilities

ItemMila DoceNational 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.

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Evergreen, TX093-7%
Ratamosa, TX23183-17%
La Chuparosa, TX095-5%
Relampago, TX2283-17%
Grand Acres, TX083-17%
Mila Doce, TX5,38668-32%

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Mila Doce, TX5,38668-32%
Source: The Mila Doce, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.