South Alamo 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.
IndexSouth AlamoTexasNational
Cost of living index6391100
IndexSouth AlamoTexasNational
Goods & Services index7697100
Groceries index7990100
Health care index8196100
Housing index2781100
Transportation index8695100
Utilities index7994100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the South Alamo, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in South Alamo, TX is 63, which is 31% lower than the Texas average and 37% 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 South Alamo, TX are 22% lower than the average for Texas and 24% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in South Alamo is 31% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in South Alamo is 37% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Alamo is 73% 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 South Alamo, 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 South Alamo, TX, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the South Alamo, 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$30,175$2,515$704$905
Renters$19,333$1,611$451$580
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in South Alamo, TX, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In South Alamo, TX, the median monthly income is $30,175 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $704 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $19,333, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $451 on monthly rental expenses.

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 South Alamo, 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

ItemSouth AlamoNational 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

ItemSouth AlamoNational 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

ItemSouth AlamoNational 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

ItemSouth AlamoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $37,600.00$175,700.0078.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $776.23$1,081.0328.2%
Apartment Rent $363.00$920.0060.5%

Transportation

ItemSouth AlamoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.70$2.0918.8%
Tire Balancing $44.33$45.292.1%

Utilities

ItemSouth AlamoNational 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.
Evergreen, TX093-7%
Relampago, TX2283-17%
Barrera, TX078-22%
La Chuparosa, TX095-5%
Campo Verde, TX15295-5%
South Alamo, TX3,90763-37%

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Dunean, SC3,90690-10%
Las Lomas, TX3,90666-34%
Grant-Valkaria, FL3,90811414%
Noyack, NY3,90819393%
Riverdale, NJ3,90613636%
South Alamo, TX3,90763-37%
Source: The South Alamo, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.