Rio Bravo 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.
IndexRio BravoTexasNational
Cost of living index6791100
IndexRio BravoTexasNational
Goods & Services index7697100
Groceries index7990100
Health care index8196100
Housing index4081100
Transportation index8695100
Utilities index7994100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Rio Bravo, TX is shown above. Compared to the state average of Texas the cost of living index in Rio Bravo, TX is 67, which is 26% lower than the average in Texas and compared to the national average it is 33% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Rio Bravo, TX goods and services come in at 22% lower than the average in Texas and are 24% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Rio Bravo is 26% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Rio Bravo is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rio Bravo is 60% 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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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Rio Bravo, TX, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Rio Bravo, TX, the median monthly income is $33,255 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $776 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $18,938, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $442 on monthly rental expenses.

Texas Sales Tax

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The Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Rio Bravo, TX. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Texas sales tax is 6.25% and the maximum surtax is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemRio BravoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.00$14.5931.5%
Beauty Salon $23.33$34.6832.7%
Toothpaste $1.54$2.4737.7%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%


ItemRio BravoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$4.4815.8%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4619.4%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.58$3.0615.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $6.73$8.6322.0%

Health Care

ItemRio BravoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $60.00$99.7839.9%
Doctor $68.75$105.0334.5%
Dentist $66.00$88.7025.6%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $329.99$298.5010.6%


ItemRio BravoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $66,200.00$175,700.0062.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $776.23$1,081.0328.2%
Apartment Rent $430.00$920.0053.3%


ItemRio BravoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.70$2.0918.8%
Tire Balancing $44.33$45.292.1%


ItemRio BravoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.09$170.8010.4%
Phone $17.99$28.2636.3%
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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La Coma, TX078-22%
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Rio Bravo, TX4,88067-33%

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