Sinton 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.
IndexSintonTexasNational
Cost of living index8391100
IndexSintonTexasNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index8390100
Health care index9596100
Housing index5281100
Transportation index9295100
Utilities index11994100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Sinton, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Sinton, TX is 83, which is 8% lower than the Texas average and 17% 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 Sinton, TX are 1% lower than the average for Texas and 3% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Sinton is 8% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Sinton is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sinton is 48% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Sinton, TX to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Sinton, TX, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Sinton, TX salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$58,115$4,843$1,356$1,744
Renters$23,175$1,931$541$695
The affordability of the housing market in Sinton, TX as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Sinton, TX homeowners, the median income is $58,115. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,356 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $23,175. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $541 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 Sinton, 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

ItemSintonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.24$14.599.3%
Beauty Salon $39.24$34.6813.2%
Toothpaste $2.21$2.4710.6%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $7.38$9.8725.2%
Bowling $5.80$4.3932.1%

Groceries

ItemSintonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.84$4.488.1%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.28$9.240.4%
Beer $7.97$8.637.7%

Health Care

ItemSintonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.75$99.788.0%
Doctor $97.67$105.037.0%
Dentist $77.75$88.7012.3%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $341.47$298.5014.4%

Housing

ItemSintonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $71,300.00$175,700.0059.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $882.41$1,081.0318.4%
Apartment Rent $726.00$920.0021.1%

Transportation

ItemSintonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.8%
Tire Balancing $40.50$45.2910.6%

Utilities

ItemSintonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$195.90$170.8014.7%
Phone $35.00$28.2623.9%
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.
Doyle, TX11397-3%
Loma Linda, TX5595-5%
Rancho Chico, TX33070-30%
La Paloma Addition, TX16883-17%
Edroy, TX18776-24%
Sinton, TX5,67883-17%

Cities with similar population

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Belle Fourche, SD5,67786-14%
Conley, GA5,67987-13%
Wyndmoor, PA5,68113030%
South Tucson, AZ5,67583-17%
Melissa, TX5,67511010%
Sinton, TX5,67883-17%
Source: The Sinton, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.