Staples 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.
IndexStaplesTexasNational
Cost of living index8191100
IndexStaplesTexasNational
Goods & Services index9497100
Groceries index9090100
Health care index9596100
Housing index5781100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index8794100

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  • The cost of living in Staples is 11% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Staples is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Staples is 43% 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$61,089$5,091$1,425$1,833
Renters$43,750$3,646$1,021$1,313

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

ItemStaplesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.40$14.598.2%
Beauty Salon $26.00$34.6825.0%
Toothpaste $2.84$2.4714.8%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $7.50$9.8724.0%
Bowling $4.39$4.390.0%

Groceries

ItemStaplesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.21$4.486.0%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.461.6%
Milk $2.32$2.361.6%
Potatoes $2.54$3.0617.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.39$8.632.8%

Health Care

ItemStaplesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.25$99.781.5%
Doctor $85.00$105.0319.1%
Dentist $83.20$88.706.2%
Ibuprofen $8.86$9.415.9%
Lipitor $330.57$298.5010.7%

Housing

ItemStaplesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $114,600.00$175,700.0034.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $924.00$1,081.0314.5%
Apartment Rent $340.00$920.0063.0%

Transportation

ItemStaplesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.1%
Tire Balancing $37.00$45.2918.3%

Utilities

ItemStaplesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.39$170.8013.7%
Phone $25.00$28.2611.5%
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.
Redwood, TX4,03477-23%
Luling, TX5,56980-20%
Uhland, TX1,26386-14%
Geronimo, TX1,08582-18%
Seguin, TX26,23783-17%
Staples, TX46081-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Upper Santan Village, AZ46076-24%
Sharon, SC46086-14%
Drummond, OK46082-18%
Accoville, WV46083-17%
Rose Hill Acres, TX46094-6%
Staples, TX46081-19%
Source: The Staples, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.