Red Oak 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.
IndexRed OakTexasNational
Cost of living index10091100
IndexRed OakTexasNational
Goods & Services index11497100
Groceries index10790100
Health care index10496100
Housing index8281100
Transportation index9095100
Utilities index10494100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Red Oak, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Red Oak, TX is 100, which is 10% higher than the Texas average and equal to 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 Red Oak, TX are 17% higher than the average for Texas and 14% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Red Oak is 10% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Red Oak is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Red Oak is 18% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Red Oak, TX to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Red Oak, TX, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Red Oak, TX salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$77,438$6,453$1,807$2,323
Renters$35,786$2,982$835$1,074
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Red Oak, TX by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Red Oak, TX have a median income of $77,438. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,807 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $35,786, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $835.

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 Red Oak, 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

ItemRed OakNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.33$14.5946.2%
Beauty Salon $41.25$34.6818.9%
Toothpaste $3.28$2.4732.6%
Shampoo $1.57$1.0253.6%
Movie $10.65$9.877.9%
Bowling $5.51$4.3925.5%

Groceries

ItemRed OakNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.85$4.488.3%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $1.99$2.3615.6%
Potatoes $2.95$3.063.6%
Pizza $10.19$9.2410.2%
Beer $9.74$8.6312.8%

Health Care

ItemRed OakNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $112.00$99.7812.2%
Doctor $101.25$105.033.6%
Dentist $96.00$88.708.2%
Ibuprofen $10.95$9.4116.3%
Lipitor $303.46$298.501.7%

Housing

ItemRed OakNational avg.Difference
Home Price $140,900.00$175,700.0019.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $723.28$1,081.0333.1%
Apartment Rent $792.00$920.0013.9%

Transportation

ItemRed OakNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$2.0913.9%
Tire Balancing $45.12$45.290.4%

Utilities

ItemRed OakNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.49$170.806.3%
Phone $28.15$28.260.4%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wilmer, TX3,77990-10%
Garrett, TX95090-10%
Hutchins, TX5,41092-8%
Ferris, TX2,46992-8%
Palmer, TX2,34793-7%
Red Oak, TX11,149100-0%

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Red Oak, TX11,149100-0%
Source: The Red Oak, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.