Rendon 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 index10491100
Goods & Services index11597100
Groceries index9090100
Health care index10296100
Housing index10581100
Transportation index9595100
Utilities index9794100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Rendon, TX is displayed above. In Rendon, TX, the overall cost of living index is 104, which is 15% higher than the Texas average and 4% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Rendon, TX, the city's goods and services are 18% higher than the Texas average and 15% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Rendon is 15% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Rendon is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rendon is 5% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Rendon, 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 Rendon, TX, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Rendon, 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)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Rendon, TX, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Rendon, TX has a median income of about $82,817 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,932 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $33,299. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $777 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Rendon, TX, the Texas income tax and the Texas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Texas maximum surtax is 8.25%, and the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Texas.

Goods & Services

ItemRendonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $58.00$34.6867.2%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.22$1.0219.4%
Movie $9.96$9.870.9%
Bowling $5.25$4.3919.5%


ItemRendonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$4.483.5%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.00$2.3615.1%
Potatoes $3.22$3.065.2%
Pizza $8.55$9.247.5%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemRendonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$99.7810.1%
Doctor $106.00$105.030.9%
Dentist $95.67$88.707.9%
Ibuprofen $8.78$9.416.7%
Lipitor $305.36$298.502.3%


ItemRendonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $185,900.00$175,700.005.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $832.74$1,081.0323.0%
Apartment Rent $935.00$920.001.6%


ItemRendonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.2%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%


ItemRendonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.35$170.806.2%
Phone $24.00$28.2615.1%
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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White Settlement, TX16,57190-10%
Venus, TX3,11090-10%
Everman, TX6,21390-10%
Alvarado, TX3,83291-9%
River Oaks, TX7,57591-9%
Rendon, TX13,7431044%

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Rendon, TX13,7431044%
Source: The Rendon, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.