Santa Cruz 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.
IndexSanta CruzTexasNational
Cost of living index6291100
IndexSanta CruzTexasNational
Goods & Services index7697100
Groceries index7990100
Health care index8196100
Housing index2381100
Transportation index8695100
Utilities index7994100

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  • The cost of living in Santa Cruz is 32% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Santa Cruz is 38% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Santa Cruz is 77% 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$55,156$4,596$1,287$1,655
Renters$0$0$0$0

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemSanta CruzNational 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

ItemSanta CruzNational 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

ItemSanta CruzNational 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

ItemSanta CruzNational avg.Difference
Home Price $39,700.00$175,700.0077.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $776.23$1,081.0328.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemSanta CruzNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.70$2.0918.8%
Tire Balancing $44.33$45.292.1%

Utilities

ItemSanta CruzNational 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 Casita, TX078-22%
Rafael Pena, TX078-22%
Flor del Rio, TX11095-5%
North Escobares, TX21778-22%
El Quiote, TX20478-22%
Santa Cruz, TX15562-38%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Superior, IA15586-14%
Cearfoss, MD15599-1%
Tomales, CA15517373%
Alvo, NE15587-13%
Woodlawn Park, OK15595-5%
Santa Cruz, TX15562-38%
Source: The Santa Cruz, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.