Sanger 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.
IndexSangerTexasNational
Cost of living index9891100
IndexSangerTexasNational
Goods & Services index10297100
Groceries index10190100
Health care index10296100
Housing index7381100
Transportation index14795100
Utilities index10294100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Sanger, TX is displayed above. In Sanger, TX, the overall cost of living index is 98, which is 8% higher than the Texas average and 2% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Sanger, TX, the city's goods and services are 5% higher than the Texas average and 2% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sanger is 8% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Sanger is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sanger is 27% 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$53,555$4,463$1,250$1,607
Renters$54,650$4,554$1,275$1,640
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Sanger, 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 Sanger, TX homeowners, is $53,555. This would allow for a maximum of $1,250 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $54,650 which would result in a maximum of $1,275 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Sanger, 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

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.49$14.5913.0%
Beauty Salon $35.45$34.682.2%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.4%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $5.23$4.3919.1%

Groceries

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.54$4.4823.8%
Fried Chicken $2.14$1.4646.2%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.84$3.067.2%
Pizza $9.99$9.248.1%
Beer $8.87$8.632.7%

Health Care

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.68$99.781.9%
Doctor $111.77$105.036.4%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $8.98$9.414.6%
Lipitor $268.86$298.509.9%

Housing

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $101,000.00$175,700.0042.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $886.79$1,081.0318.0%
Apartment Rent $1,011.00$920.009.9%

Transportation

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.36$2.0960.5%
Tire Balancing $50.12$45.2910.7%

Utilities

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$187.58$170.809.8%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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.
Lincoln Park, TX28887-13%
Valley View, TX1,02781-19%
Collinsville, TX1,69483-17%
Tioga, TX1,00684-16%
Pilot Point, TX3,96786-14%
Sanger, TX7,23798-2%

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Sanger, TX7,23798-2%
Source: The Sanger, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.