Orange 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.
IndexOrangeTexasNational
Cost of living index8590100
IndexOrangeTexasNational
Goods & Services index9794100
Groceries index8889100
Health care index8795100
Housing index6281100
Transportation index8493100
Utilities index10695100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Orange, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Orange, TX is 85, which is 6% lower than the Texas average and 15% 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 Orange, TX are 3% higher than the Texas average and 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Orange is 6% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Orange is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Orange is 38% 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$55,060$4,588$1,285$1,652
Renters$22,763$1,897$531$683
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Orange, TX by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Orange, TX have a median income of $55,060. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,285 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $22,763, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $531.

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 Orange, 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

ItemOrangeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.95$15.563.9%
Beauty Salon $34.95$36.113.2%
Toothpaste $1.19$2.4751.8%
Shampoo $0.76$0.9620.8%
Movie $9.48$10.136.4%
Bowling $4.53$4.744.4%

Groceries

ItemOrangeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.39$3.9815.0%
Fried Chicken $1.10$1.4121.7%
Milk $1.96$2.064.8%
Potatoes $2.65$2.9811.2%
Pizza $9.21$9.472.8%
Beer $9.03$8.792.7%

Health Care

ItemOrangeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.60$101.041.4%
Doctor $84.83$107.4421.0%
Dentist $74.81$90.4217.3%
Ibuprofen $8.67$9.286.6%
Lipitor $419.05$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemOrangeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $95,000.00$175,700.0045.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $903.84$1,133.2320.2%
Apartment Rent $753.00$920.0018.2%

Transportation

ItemOrangeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.64$1.9917.7%
Tire Balancing $39.74$45.7613.2%

Utilities

ItemOrangeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$191.77$163.8117.1%
Phone $26.00$28.398.4%
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.

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Starks, LA65074-26%
Port Arthur, TX54,68580-20%
Vinton, LA3,39180-20%
West Orange, TX3,46082-18%
Deweyville, TX1,09182-18%
Orange, TX18,81085-15%

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White Oak, OH18,81490-10%
Mokena, IL18,80411212%
West Hempstead, NY18,80115959%
Ashtabula, OH18,81987-13%
Glassboro, NJ18,79811212%
Orange, TX18,81085-15%
Source: The Orange, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.