Sansom Park 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.
IndexSansom ParkTexasNational
Cost of living index8991100
IndexSansom ParkTexasNational
Goods & Services index11597100
Groceries index9090100
Health care index10296100
Housing index5381100
Transportation index9595100
Utilities index9794100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Sansom Park, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Sansom Park, TX is 89, which is 2% lower than the Texas average and 11% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Sansom Park, TX are 18% higher than the Texas average and 15% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sansom Park is 2% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Sansom Park is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sansom Park is 47% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Sansom Park, TX to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Sansom Park, TX, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Sansom Park, TX salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$45,275$3,773$1,056$1,358
Renters$24,036$2,003$561$721
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 Sansom Park, 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. Sansom Park, TX has a median income of about $45,275 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,056 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $24,036. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $561 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 Sansom Park, 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

ItemSansom ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $58.00$34.6867.2%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.22$1.0219.4%
Movie $9.96$9.870.9%
Bowling $5.25$4.3919.5%

Groceries

ItemSansom ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$4.483.5%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.00$2.3615.1%
Potatoes $3.22$3.065.2%
Pizza $8.55$9.247.5%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemSansom ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$99.7810.1%
Doctor $106.00$105.030.9%
Dentist $95.67$88.707.9%
Ibuprofen $8.78$9.416.7%
Lipitor $305.36$298.502.3%

Housing

ItemSansom ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $65,800.00$175,700.0062.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $832.74$1,081.0323.0%
Apartment Rent $833.00$920.009.5%

Transportation

ItemSansom ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.2%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%

Utilities

ItemSansom ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.35$170.806.2%
Phone $24.00$28.2615.1%
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.

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Haltom City, TX43,25991-9%
Sansom Park, TX4,76989-11%

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Source: The Sansom Park, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.