Mount Pleasant 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.
IndexMount PleasantTexasNational
Cost of living index8690100
IndexMount PleasantTexasNational
Goods & Services index10994100
Groceries index9689100
Health care index9495100
Housing index5581100
Transportation index8993100
Utilities index8295100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Mount Pleasant, TX is displayed above. In Mount Pleasant, TX, the overall cost of living index is 86, which is 4% lower than the Texas average and 14% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Mount Pleasant, TX, the city's goods and services are 16% higher than the Texas average and 9% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Mount Pleasant is 4% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Mount Pleasant is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mount Pleasant is 45% 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

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant, TX homeowners, is $48,961. This would allow for a maximum of $1,142 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $26,841 which would result in a maximum of $626 to be spent on rental costs.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Mount Pleasant, TX you will want to make sure you consider both the Texas sales tax and the Texas income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Texas is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 8.25%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Texas have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemMount PleasantNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.88$15.5617.3%
Beauty Salon $39.13$36.118.4%
Toothpaste $1.67$2.4732.4%
Shampoo $0.75$0.9622.7%
Movie $9.38$10.137.3%
Bowling $3.92$4.7417.2%


ItemMount PleasantNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.34$3.9816.2%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.417.7%
Milk $1.94$2.065.8%
Potatoes $3.17$2.986.3%
Pizza $9.84$9.473.9%
Beer $8.96$8.791.9%

Health Care

ItemMount PleasantNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $69.40$101.0431.3%
Doctor $91.93$107.4414.4%
Dentist $91.11$90.420.8%
Ibuprofen $8.42$9.289.3%
Lipitor $427.12$426.500.1%


ItemMount PleasantNational avg.Difference
Home Price $87,100.00$175,700.0050.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $868.90$1,133.2323.3%
Apartment Rent $615.00$920.0033.2%


ItemMount PleasantNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$1.998.6%
Tire Balancing $38.52$45.7615.8%


ItemMount PleasantNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$127.80$163.8122.0%
Phone $24.95$28.3912.1%
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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Daingerfield, TX2,51583-17%
Pittsburg, TX4,51782-18%
Mount Pleasant, TX16,06686-14%

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Source: The Mount Pleasant, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.