San Juan 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 JuanTexasNational
Cost of living index7091100
IndexSan JuanTexasNational
Goods & Services index7697100
Groceries index7990100
Health care index8196100
Housing index5081100
Transportation index8695100
Utilities index7994100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the San Juan, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in San Juan, TX is 70, which is 23% lower than the Texas average and 30% 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 San Juan, TX are 22% lower than the average for Texas and 24% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in San Juan is 23% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in San Juan is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in San Juan is 50% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$41,090$3,424$959$1,233
Renters$16,424$1,369$383$493
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in San Juan, TX by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in San Juan, TX have a median income of $41,090. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $959 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $16,424, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $383.

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 San Juan, 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

ItemSan JuanNational 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%

Groceries

ItemSan JuanNational 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

ItemSan JuanNational 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%

Housing

ItemSan JuanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $78,300.00$175,700.0055.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $776.23$1,081.0328.2%
Apartment Rent $574.00$920.0037.6%

Transportation

ItemSan JuanNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.70$2.0918.8%
Tire Balancing $44.33$45.292.1%

Utilities

ItemSan JuanNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
La Chuparosa, TX095-5%
Barrera, TX078-22%
La Esperanza, TX1793-7%
Evergreen, TX093-7%
Campo Verde, TX15295-5%
San Juan, TX35,18370-30%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cottage Grove, MN35,1691088%
Columbia, TN35,20789-11%
University City, MO35,2261033%
Merrillville, IN35,26299-1%
Schertz, TX35,09396-4%
San Juan, TX35,18370-30%
Source: The San Juan, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.