Rockport 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.
IndexRockportTexasNational
Cost of living index9991100
IndexRockportTexasNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index8390100
Health care index9596100
Housing index10381100
Transportation index9295100
Utilities index11994100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Rockport, TX. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Rockport, TX being 99, that puts it 9% higher than the average of Texas and 1% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Rockport, TX, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of Texas as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Rockport is 9% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Rockport is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rockport is 3% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$61,910$5,159$1,444$1,857
Renters$21,266$1,772$496$638
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Rockport, 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 Rockport, TX homeowners, is $61,910. This would allow for a maximum of $1,444 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $21,266 which would result in a maximum of $496 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 Rockport, 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

ItemRockportNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.24$14.599.3%
Beauty Salon $39.24$34.6813.2%
Toothpaste $2.21$2.4710.6%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $7.38$9.8725.2%
Bowling $5.80$4.3932.1%

Groceries

ItemRockportNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.84$4.488.1%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.28$9.240.4%
Beer $7.97$8.637.7%

Health Care

ItemRockportNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.75$99.788.0%
Doctor $97.67$105.037.0%
Dentist $77.75$88.7012.3%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $341.47$298.5014.4%

Housing

ItemRockportNational avg.Difference
Home Price $186,800.00$175,700.006.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $882.41$1,081.0318.4%
Apartment Rent $891.00$920.003.2%

Transportation

ItemRockportNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.8%
Tire Balancing $40.50$45.2910.6%

Utilities

ItemRockportNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$195.90$170.8014.7%
Phone $35.00$28.2623.9%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Paisano Park, TX8695-5%
Tradewinds, TX12075-25%
Holiday Beach, TX36278-22%
Gregory, TX2,09681-19%
Country Acres, TX19778-22%
Rockport, TX9,77699-1%

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Baker City, OR9,77487-13%
Warrenton, VA9,77412020%
Tipp City, OH9,77898-2%
East Stroudsburg, PA9,7731077%
Cottage Grove, OR9,7721088%
Rockport, TX9,77699-1%
Source: The Rockport, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.