San Angelo 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.
IndexSan AngeloTexasNational
Cost of living index8490100
IndexSan AngeloTexasNational
Goods & Services index10197100
Groceries index9290100
Health care index9496100
Housing index5978100
Transportation index9795100
Utilities index8194100
An overview of the general cost of living index for San Angelo, TX is displayed above for your reference. Residents in San Angelo, TX enjoy a cost of living index of 84. This index is 6% lower than the Texas average, and 16% 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 San Angelo, TX, the average cost of goods and services is 4% higher than it is in Texas, and it is 1% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in San Angelo is 6% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in San Angelo is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in San Angelo is 41% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in San Angelo, TX to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in San Angelo, TX, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the San Angelo, TX salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$54,845$4,570$1,280$1,646
Renters$27,689$2,307$646$831
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in San Angelo, TX, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. San Angelo, TX has a median income of about $54,845 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,280 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $27,689. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $646 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in San Angelo, TX, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Texas, as well as the rate for income tax in Texas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Texas is 8.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Texas is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Texas starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemSan AngeloNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.33$14.595.0%
Beauty Salon $41.33$34.6819.2%
Toothpaste $2.38$2.473.8%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0212.9%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $3.25$4.3926.0%

Groceries

ItemSan AngeloNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.65$4.483.9%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.31$2.362.0%
Potatoes $2.65$3.0613.4%
Pizza $10.99$9.2418.9%
Beer $8.74$8.631.2%

Health Care

ItemSan AngeloNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $138.67$99.7839.0%
Doctor $95.00$105.039.6%
Dentist $76.67$88.7013.6%
Ibuprofen $8.88$9.415.7%
Lipitor $289.02$298.503.2%

Housing

ItemSan AngeloNational avg.Difference
Home Price $93,500.00$181,400.0048.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $942.85$1,081.0312.8%
Apartment Rent $681.00$889.0023.4%

Transportation

ItemSan AngeloNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $51.15$45.2913.0%

Utilities

ItemSan AngeloNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$131.95$170.8022.7%
Phone $24.16$28.2614.5%
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.
Carlsbad, TX65577-23%
Grape Creek, TX2,96984-16%
San Angelo, TX93,45084-16%

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College Station, TX93,66394-6%
Mission Viejo, CA93,69915959%
Greeley, CO93,08297-3%
Yuma, AZ93,8311011%
Brockton, MA93,91612626%
San Angelo, TX93,45084-16%
Source: The San Angelo, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.