Prairie View 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.
IndexPrairie ViewTexasNational
Cost of living index8591100
IndexPrairie ViewTexasNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index8590100
Health care index9996100
Housing index6981100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index9494100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Prairie View, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Prairie View, 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 Prairie View, TX are 2% lower than the Texas average and 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Prairie View is 6% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Prairie View is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Prairie View is 31% 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$63,942$5,329$1,492$1,918
Renters$20,313$1,693$474$609
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Prairie View, 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 Prairie View, TX homeowners have a median income of $63,942. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,492 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $20,313, which means there is a maximum of $474 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Prairie View, 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

ItemPrairie ViewNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $41.90$34.6820.8%
Toothpaste $1.86$2.4724.8%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0214.9%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemPrairie ViewNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.79$4.487.0%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4621.5%
Milk $2.17$2.367.9%
Potatoes $2.23$3.0627.2%
Pizza $8.66$9.246.3%
Beer $8.61$8.630.3%

Health Care

ItemPrairie ViewNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.00$99.783.8%
Doctor $96.33$105.038.3%
Dentist $91.60$88.703.3%
Ibuprofen $8.58$9.418.8%
Lipitor $308.38$298.503.3%

Housing

ItemPrairie ViewNational avg.Difference
Home Price $107,300.00$175,700.0038.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $892.10$1,081.0317.5%
Apartment Rent $805.00$920.0012.5%

Transportation

ItemPrairie ViewNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$2.0910.2%
Tire Balancing $38.79$45.2914.3%

Utilities

ItemPrairie ViewNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.05$170.805.1%
Phone $26.00$28.268.0%
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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Hempstead, TX6,19781-19%
Todd Mission, TX10384-16%
Waller, TX1,95685-15%
Pine Island, TX1,18288-12%
Magnolia, TX1,42888-12%
Prairie View, TX5,89085-15%

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Source: The Prairie View, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.