Progreso 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 index7191100
Goods & Services index7497100
Groceries index8290100
Health care index9196100
Housing index4381100
Transportation index8895100
Utilities index10594100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Progreso, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Progreso, TX is 71, which is 22% lower than the Texas average and 29% 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 Progreso, TX are 24% lower than the average for Texas and 26% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Progreso is 22% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Progreso is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Progreso is 57% 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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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Progreso, 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 Progreso, TX homeowners have a median income of $31,518. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $735 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $24,769, which means there is a maximum of $578 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Progreso, 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

ItemProgresoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $7.00$14.5952.0%
Beauty Salon $29.66$34.6814.5%
Toothpaste $1.47$2.4740.6%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%


ItemProgresoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.78$4.4815.6%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4626.2%
Milk $2.48$2.365.2%
Potatoes $2.33$3.0623.9%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.54$8.631.1%

Health Care

ItemProgresoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.00$99.7824.8%
Doctor $97.50$105.037.2%
Dentist $74.33$88.7016.2%
Ibuprofen $7.73$9.4117.9%
Lipitor $316.88$298.506.2%


ItemProgresoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $61,300.00$175,700.0065.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.98$1,081.0329.1%
Apartment Rent $574.00$920.0037.6%


ItemProgresoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.4%
Tire Balancing $36.00$45.2920.5%


ItemProgresoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.26$170.804.4%
Phone $30.00$28.266.2%
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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Tierra Bonita, TX12583-17%
Barrera, TX078-22%
Rangerville, TX31583-17%
La Chuparosa, TX095-5%
Ratamosa, TX23183-17%
Progreso, TX5,70971-29%

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Lexington, OH5,70685-15%
Silver Lakes, CA5,70611313%
Progreso, TX5,70971-29%
Source: The Progreso, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.