Mobile City 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.
IndexMobile CityTexasNational
Cost of living index8091100
IndexMobile CityTexasNational
Goods & Services index10693100
Groceries index10091100
Health care index8596100
Housing index2883100
Transportation index10494100
Utilities index98100100

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  • The cost of living in Mobile City is 12% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Mobile City is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mobile City is 72% 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$28,295$2,358$660$849

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

ItemMobile CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.31$16.094.8%
Beauty Salon $48.10$37.3328.8%
Toothpaste $2.41$2.451.6%
Shampoo $1.92$1.0091.4%
Movie $10.56$10.282.7%
Bowling $14.36$4.93191.1%

Groceries

ItemMobile CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.80$3.800.1%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4015.1%
Milk $1.82$2.019.4%
Potatoes $2.65$3.0111.8%
Pizza $7.48$9.8924.4%
Beer $9.51$8.906.8%

Health Care

ItemMobile CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.39$102.166.1%
Doctor $80.02$108.3626.2%
Dentist $73.81$92.5320.2%
Ibuprofen $9.67$9.284.3%
Lipitor $406.07$425.824.6%

Housing

ItemMobile CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $9,999.00$184,700.0094.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,450.98$1,202.4420.7%
Apartment Rent $761.00$949.0019.8%

Transportation

ItemMobile CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.18$2.243.0%
Tire Balancing $54.79$46.2918.4%

Utilities

ItemMobile CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$165.24$165.960.4%
Phone $27.72$28.683.4%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
St. Paul CDP, TX59476-24%
Mesquite CDP, TX62983-17%
Elmo, TX1,53289-11%
Balch Springs, TX25,04389-11%
Terrell, TX16,62689-11%
Mobile City, TX22480-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Silver City, IA22484-16%
Prospect Park CDP, PA22488-12%
Cameron, LA22481-19%
Valley Springs, AR22483-17%
Forest City, MO22478-22%
Mobile City, TX22480-20%
Source: The Mobile City, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.