Pampa 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.
Cost of living index7890100
Goods & Services index9094100
Groceries index9589100
Health care index9695100
Housing index5181100
Transportation index8993100
Utilities index8495100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Pampa, TX. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Pampa, TX being 78, that puts it 12% lower than the average of Texas and 22% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Pampa, TX, the price of goods and services are 5% lower than the average of Texas as well as 10% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pampa is 12% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Pampa is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pampa is 49% 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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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Pampa, 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 Pampa, TX have a median income of $51,488. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,201 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $27,500, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $642.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Pampa, TX is the Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Texas sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemPampaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.13$15.563.7%
Beauty Salon $28.46$36.1121.2%
Toothpaste $1.84$2.4725.7%
Shampoo $0.83$0.9614.0%
Movie $9.26$10.138.5%
Bowling $4.27$4.749.8%


ItemPampaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.55$3.9810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.4110.5%
Milk $1.95$2.065.5%
Potatoes $2.83$2.985.0%
Pizza $9.31$9.471.7%
Beer $8.87$8.790.9%

Health Care

ItemPampaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.43$101.0427.3%
Doctor $112.92$107.445.1%
Dentist $86.32$90.424.5%
Ibuprofen $8.58$9.287.5%
Lipitor $394.18$426.507.6%


ItemPampaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $74,400.00$175,700.0057.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $775.11$1,133.2331.6%
Apartment Rent $656.00$920.0028.7%


ItemPampaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$1.9913.6%
Tire Balancing $42.69$45.766.7%


ItemPampaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.27$163.8118.0%
Phone $25.00$28.3911.9%
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.
Lefors, TX33071-29%
Skellytown, TX57272-28%
White Deer, TX97779-21%
Pampa, TX18,18078-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Middleton, WI18,18511515%
East Hemet, CA18,1881066%
Battle Ground, WA18,16811212%
Wisconsin Rapids, WI18,16283-17%
Onalaska, WI18,14898-2%
Pampa, TX18,18078-22%
Source: The Pampa, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.