Port Aransas 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.
IndexPort AransasTexasNational
Cost of living index11191100
IndexPort AransasTexasNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index8390100
Health care index9596100
Housing index14581100
Transportation index9295100
Utilities index11994100

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  • The cost of living in Port Aransas is 22% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Port Aransas is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Port Aransas is 45% 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$61,481$5,123$1,434$1,845
Renters$38,801$3,233$905$1,164

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemPort AransasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.24$14.599.3%
Beauty Salon $39.24$34.6813.2%
Toothpaste $2.21$2.4710.6%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $7.38$9.8725.2%
Bowling $5.80$4.3932.1%

Groceries

ItemPort AransasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.84$4.488.1%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.28$9.240.4%
Beer $7.97$8.637.7%

Health Care

ItemPort AransasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.75$99.788.0%
Doctor $97.67$105.037.0%
Dentist $77.75$88.7012.3%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $341.47$298.5014.4%

Housing

ItemPort AransasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $263,700.00$175,700.0050.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $882.41$1,081.0318.4%
Apartment Rent $1,225.00$920.0033.2%

Transportation

ItemPort AransasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.8%
Tire Balancing $40.50$45.2910.6%

Utilities

ItemPort AransasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$195.90$170.8014.7%
Phone $35.00$28.2623.9%
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.
Tradewinds, TX12075-25%
Gregory, TX2,09681-19%
Country Acres, TX19778-22%
Aransas Pass, TX8,28785-15%
Ingleside, TX9,46888-12%
Port Aransas, TX3,67711111%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Reliez Valley, CA3,677200100%
Lake Land'Or, VA3,6761055%
Kane, PA3,67978-22%
Pawhuska, OK3,67978-22%
Eastover, NC3,67994-6%
Port Aransas, TX3,67711111%
Source: The Port Aransas, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.