Robstown 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 index8090100
Goods & Services index9594100
Groceries index8589100
Health care index9395100
Housing index4481100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index11595100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Robstown, TX is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Robstown, TX enjoy a cost of living index of 80. This index is 10% lower than the Texas average, and 20% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Robstown, TX, the average cost of goods and services is 1% higher than it is in Texas, and it is 5% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Robstown is 10% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Robstown is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Robstown is 56% 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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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Robstown, 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 Robstown, TX homeowners, is $44,000. This would allow for a maximum of $1,027 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $24,948 which would result in a maximum of $582 to be spent on rental costs.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Robstown, TX is the Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Texas sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemRobstownNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.65$15.565.9%
Beauty Salon $44.08$36.1122.1%
Toothpaste $1.86$2.4724.6%
Shampoo $0.75$0.9622.3%
Movie $7.75$10.1323.5%
Bowling $7.99$4.7468.7%


ItemRobstownNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.36$3.9815.6%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4115.4%
Milk $1.75$2.0615.2%
Potatoes $2.58$2.9813.6%
Pizza $8.41$9.4711.3%
Beer $8.30$8.795.7%

Health Care

ItemRobstownNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.33$101.047.2%
Doctor $97.00$107.449.7%
Dentist $79.17$90.4212.4%
Ibuprofen $8.14$9.2812.3%
Lipitor $435.77$426.502.2%


ItemRobstownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $53,600.00$175,700.0069.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $895.75$1,133.2321.0%
Apartment Rent $690.00$920.0025.0%


ItemRobstownNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.74$1.9912.7%
Tire Balancing $51.91$45.7613.4%


ItemRobstownNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$213.79$163.8130.5%
Phone $27.01$28.394.9%
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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Robstown, TX11,59980-20%

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Source: The Robstown, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.