San Leon 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 LeonTexasNational
Cost of living index8891100
IndexSan LeonTexasNational
Goods & Services index10197100
Groceries index8690100
Health care index9196100
Housing index7181100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index9494100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the San Leon, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in San Leon, TX is 88, which is 4% lower than the Texas average and 12% 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 Leon, TX are 3% higher than the average for Texas and 1% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in San Leon is 4% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in San Leon is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in San Leon is 29% 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$54,324$4,527$1,267$1,630
Renters$27,800$2,317$649$834
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 Leon, 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 Leon, TX has a median income of about $54,324 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,267 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $27,800. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $649 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in San Leon, 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

ItemSan LeonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.70$14.597.6%
Beauty Salon $50.70$34.6846.2%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.1%
Shampoo $0.83$1.0218.8%
Movie $10.14$9.872.8%
Bowling $5.35$4.3921.8%

Groceries

ItemSan LeonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.78$4.486.8%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4616.7%
Milk $1.69$2.3628.3%
Potatoes $2.51$3.0618.0%
Pizza $8.69$9.246.0%
Beer $8.88$8.632.9%

Health Care

ItemSan LeonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.56$99.788.2%
Doctor $78.68$105.0325.1%
Dentist $85.89$88.703.2%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $306.58$298.502.7%

Housing

ItemSan LeonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $108,800.00$175,700.0038.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,037.88$1,081.034.0%
Apartment Rent $841.00$920.008.6%

Transportation

ItemSan LeonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.1%
Tire Balancing $35.44$45.2921.7%

Utilities

ItemSan LeonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.44$170.8015.4%
Phone $30.15$28.266.7%
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.
Bacliff, TX8,60683-17%
Hitchcock, TX7,20684-16%
La Marque, TX14,98185-15%
Texas City, TX45,80286-14%
Webster, TX10,89889-11%
San Leon, TX5,25588-12%

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Cavalero, WA5,25112525%
San Leon, TX5,25588-12%
Source: The San Leon, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.