South Mountain 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 MountainTexasNational
Cost of living index8190100
IndexSouth MountainTexasNational
Goods & Services index9094100
Groceries index7989100
Health care index9795100
Housing index5981100
Transportation index8993100
Utilities index10295100

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  • The cost of living in South Mountain is 10% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in South Mountain is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Mountain is 41% 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$69,688$5,807$1,626$2,091
Renters$71,250$5,938$1,662$2,138

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

ItemSouth MountainNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.48$15.5613.4%
Beauty Salon $37.05$36.112.6%
Toothpaste $1.85$2.4725.2%
Shampoo $0.75$0.9622.3%
Movie $8.44$10.1316.6%
Bowling $5.25$4.7410.8%

Groceries

ItemSouth MountainNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.17$3.9820.4%
Fried Chicken $0.95$1.4132.7%
Milk $1.58$2.0623.3%
Potatoes $1.63$2.9845.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.79$8.790.0%

Health Care

ItemSouth MountainNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.96$101.0413.0%
Doctor $123.50$107.4414.9%
Dentist $77.93$90.4213.8%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2814.1%
Lipitor $434.92$426.502.0%

Housing

ItemSouth MountainNational avg.Difference
Home Price $79,700.00$175,700.0054.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $790.41$1,133.2330.3%
Apartment Rent $850.00$920.007.6%

Transportation

ItemSouth MountainNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$1.9913.8%
Tire Balancing $43.91$45.764.0%

Utilities

ItemSouth MountainNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$180.85$163.8110.4%
Phone $26.00$28.398.4%
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.
Oglesby, TX47480-20%
Gatesville, TX15,94680-20%
Crawford, TX71686-14%
South Mountain, TX42281-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Damascus, OH42287-13%
Woodland, MN42217979%
Central, AZ42211010%
Hoven, SD42279-21%
New Bloomington, OH42280-20%
South Mountain, TX42281-19%
Source: The South Mountain, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.