Penitas 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.
IndexPenitasTexasNational
Cost of living index7190100
IndexPenitasTexasNational
Goods & Services index7694100
Groceries index8289100
Health care index7695100
Housing index5181100
Transportation index8293100
Utilities index9195100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Penitas, TX is displayed above. In Penitas, TX, the overall cost of living index is 71, which is 20% lower than the Texas average and 29% 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 Penitas, TX, the city's goods and services are 19% lower than the Texas average and 24% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Penitas is 20% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Penitas is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Penitas 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$42,316$3,526$987$1,270
Renters$16,719$1,393$390$502
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Penitas, TX, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Penitas, TX homeowners have a median income of $42,316. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $987 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $16,719, which means there is a maximum of $390 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Penitas, 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

ItemPenitasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.50$15.5619.7%
Beauty Salon $25.00$36.1130.8%
Toothpaste $1.93$2.4722.1%
Shampoo $0.84$0.9613.0%
Movie $10.25$10.131.2%
Bowling $4.25$4.7410.2%

Groceries

ItemPenitasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.73$3.9831.5%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4124.9%
Milk $1.96$2.065.0%
Potatoes $1.77$2.9840.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.4715.6%
Beer $8.18$8.797.0%

Health Care

ItemPenitasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.61$101.0422.2%
Doctor $62.78$107.4441.6%
Dentist $64.22$90.4229.0%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2814.1%
Lipitor $438.49$426.502.8%

Housing

ItemPenitasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $83,300.00$175,700.0052.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $778.67$1,133.2331.3%
Apartment Rent $558.00$920.0039.3%

Transportation

ItemPenitasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.76$1.9911.7%
Tire Balancing $30.39$45.7633.6%

Utilities

ItemPenitasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$173.84$163.816.1%
Phone $19.99$28.3929.6%
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.
Elias-Fela Solis, TX2480-20%
Tierra Dorada, TX880-20%
Casa Blanca, TX3280-20%
Rafael Pena, TX080-20%
Pablo Pena, TX080-20%
Penitas, TX4,49871-29%

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Penitas, TX4,49871-29%
Source: The Penitas, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.