St. Paul 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.
IndexSt. PaulTexasNational
Cost of living index10790100
IndexSt. PaulTexasNational
Goods & Services index8594100
Groceries index8689100
Health care index10595100
Housing index14581100
Transportation index10193100
Utilities index9895100

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  • The cost of living in St. Paul is 19% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in St. Paul is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in St. Paul is 45% higher 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$93,125$7,760$2,173$2,794
Renters$76,250$6,354$1,779$2,288

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

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.91$15.568.6%
Beauty Salon $31.54$36.1112.6%
Toothpaste $1.63$2.4734.1%
Shampoo $0.81$0.9615.9%
Movie $10.02$10.131.1%
Bowling $5.08$4.747.3%

Groceries

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.16$3.9820.6%
Fried Chicken $0.90$1.4135.9%
Milk $1.63$2.0621.0%
Potatoes $2.83$2.985.1%
Pizza $8.96$9.475.5%
Beer $8.79$8.790.0%

Health Care

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.62$101.045.4%
Doctor $120.28$107.4412.0%
Dentist $94.43$90.424.4%
Ibuprofen $8.64$9.286.8%
Lipitor $445.61$426.504.5%

Housing

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Home Price $248,500.00$175,700.0041.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,150.90$1,133.231.6%
Apartment Rent $1,406.00$920.0052.8%

Transportation

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.2%
Tire Balancing $55.11$45.7620.4%

Utilities

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.65$163.811.9%
Phone $27.93$28.391.6%
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.
Farmersville, TX3,39385-15%
Princeton, TX7,52086-14%
Garland, TX232,30597-3%
Mobile City, TX24687-13%
Royse City, TX9,75590-10%
St. Paul, TX1,2701077%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fruitport, MI1,27087-13%
Shelter Island, NY1,27017878%
Monticello, WI1,27094-6%
Elizabeth, CO1,2701044%
Fort Totten, ND1,26972-28%
St. Paul, TX1,2701077%
Source: The St. Paul, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.