Robinson 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.
IndexRobinsonTexasNational
Cost of living index9390100
IndexRobinsonTexasNational
Goods & Services index9994100
Groceries index8189100
Health care index9495100
Housing index9381100
Transportation index9793100
Utilities index8995100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Robinson, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Robinson, TX is 93, which is 4% higher than the Texas average and 7% 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 Robinson, TX are 5% higher than the average for Texas and 1% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Robinson is 4% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Robinson is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Robinson is 7% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Robinson, TX to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Robinson, TX, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Robinson, TX salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$75,873$6,323$1,770$2,276
Renters$38,906$3,242$908$1,167
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Robinson, TX as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Robinson, TX homeowners, is $75,873. This would allow for a maximum of $1,770 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $38,906 which would result in a maximum of $908 to be spent on rental costs.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Robinson, TX you will want to make sure you consider both the Texas sales tax and the Texas income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Texas is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 8.25%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Texas have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemRobinsonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.66$15.565.8%
Beauty Salon $38.99$36.118.0%
Toothpaste $1.61$2.4735.0%
Shampoo $0.75$0.9622.3%
Movie $7.64$10.1324.6%
Bowling $6.49$4.7437.1%

Groceries

ItemRobinsonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.22$3.9819.1%
Fried Chicken $0.99$1.4129.9%
Milk $1.56$2.0624.2%
Potatoes $1.63$2.9845.3%
Pizza $8.80$9.477.1%
Beer $8.29$8.795.7%

Health Care

ItemRobinsonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.38$101.0412.5%
Doctor $88.58$107.4417.6%
Dentist $90.61$90.420.2%
Ibuprofen $8.10$9.2812.7%
Lipitor $439.23$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemRobinsonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $143,800.00$175,700.0018.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $757.65$1,133.2333.1%
Apartment Rent $1,100.00$920.0019.6%

Transportation

ItemRobinsonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.83$1.998.3%
Tire Balancing $49.59$45.768.4%

Utilities

ItemRobinsonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.73$163.818.0%
Phone $24.00$28.3915.4%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chilton, TX85177-23%
Marlin, TX5,86777-23%
Bellmead, TX10,05280-20%
Beverly Hills, TX1,57980-20%
Lacy-Lakeview, TX6,56982-18%
Robinson, TX11,05193-7%

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Chelsea, AL11,0511044%
Lake Arbor, MD11,05213333%
Robertsville, NJ11,05514949%
Brooklyn, OH11,04792-8%
Jerome, ID11,04684-16%
Robinson, TX11,05193-7%
Source: The Robinson, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.