Pflugerville 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.
IndexPflugervilleTexasNational
Cost of living index9691100
IndexPflugervilleTexasNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index8490100
Health care index10296100
Housing index10381100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index9894100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Pflugerville, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Pflugerville, TX is 96, which is 6% higher than the Texas average and 4% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Pflugerville, TX are 1% lower than the average for Texas and 4% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pflugerville is 6% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Pflugerville is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pflugerville is 3% higher 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$85,848$7,154$2,003$2,576
Renters$39,884$3,324$931$1,197
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Pflugerville, 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 Pflugerville, TX homeowners, is $85,848. This would allow for a maximum of $2,003 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $39,884 which would result in a maximum of $931 to be spent on rental costs.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Pflugerville, TX, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Texas, as well as the rate for income tax in Texas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Texas is 8.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Texas is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Texas starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemPflugervilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.25$14.5911.4%
Beauty Salon $36.67$34.685.7%
Toothpaste $1.63$2.4734.1%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $10.63$9.877.7%
Bowling $4.39$4.390.0%

Groceries

ItemPflugervilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.49$4.4822.0%
Fried Chicken $1.01$1.4631.0%
Milk $2.63$2.3611.6%
Potatoes $2.67$3.0612.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.57$8.630.7%

Health Care

ItemPflugervilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $103.53$99.783.8%
Doctor $103.00$105.031.9%
Dentist $94.50$88.706.5%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $306.77$298.502.8%

Housing

ItemPflugervilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $168,500.00$175,700.004.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $911.89$1,081.0315.6%
Apartment Rent $1,110.00$920.0020.7%

Transportation

ItemPflugervilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.76$2.0915.9%
Tire Balancing $45.98$45.291.5%

Utilities

ItemPflugervilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.52$170.807.4%
Phone $24.15$28.2614.5%
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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Taylor, TX16,00187-13%
Elgin, TX8,22487-13%
Manor, TX5,93695-5%
Hornsby Bend, TX7,35597-3%
Wells Branch, TX11,85295-5%
Pflugerville, TX52,13896-4%

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Pflugerville, TX52,13896-4%
Source: The Pflugerville, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.