Rice 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.
IndexRiceTexasNational
Cost of living index8890100
IndexRiceTexasNational
Goods & Services index10794100
Groceries index10889100
Health care index10695100
Housing index5081100
Transportation index10293100
Utilities index9995100

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  • The cost of living in Rice is 1% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Rice is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rice is 50% 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$42,143$3,512$983$1,264
Renters$56,458$4,705$1,317$1,694

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

ItemRiceNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.16$15.5642.4%
Beauty Salon $43.11$36.1119.4%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.473.9%
Shampoo $1.05$0.969.2%
Movie $10.36$10.132.3%
Bowling $6.10$4.7428.9%

Groceries

ItemRiceNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.90$3.982.1%
Fried Chicken $1.92$1.4136.5%
Milk $1.87$2.069.4%
Potatoes $3.66$2.9822.8%
Pizza $10.41$9.479.9%
Beer $9.48$8.797.8%

Health Care

ItemRiceNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.42$101.0413.2%
Doctor $107.11$107.440.3%
Dentist $97.63$90.428.0%
Ibuprofen $10.28$9.2810.8%
Lipitor $451.49$426.505.9%

Housing

ItemRiceNational avg.Difference
Home Price $52,200.00$175,700.0070.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $918.75$1,133.2318.9%
Apartment Rent $885.00$920.003.8%

Transportation

ItemRiceNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.7%
Tire Balancing $54.96$45.7620.1%

Utilities

ItemRiceNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.75$163.810.6%
Phone $28.15$28.390.8%
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.
Emhouse, TX14181-19%
Garrett, TX95089-11%
Bardwell, TX68489-11%
Oak Valley, TX37381-19%
Corsicana, TX23,96890-10%
Rice, TX1,07288-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Bellerose, NY1,07219292%
Beverly, OH1,07283-17%
Park City, MT1,07297-3%
Nevada, TX1,07295-5%
St. Jo, TX1,07276-24%
Rice, TX1,07288-12%
Source: The Rice, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.