Taft Southwest 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.
IndexTaft SouthwestTexasNational
Cost of living index7991100
IndexTaft SouthwestTexasNational
Goods & Services index9593100
Groceries index8691100
Health care index9096100
Housing index3583100
Transportation index9394100
Utilities index129100100

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  • The cost of living in Taft Southwest is 13% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Taft Southwest is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Taft Southwest is 65% 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$18,850$1,571$440$566
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemTaft SouthwestNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.94$16.097.1%
Beauty Salon $44.50$37.3319.2%
Toothpaste $1.67$2.4531.6%
Shampoo $0.78$1.0022.4%
Movie $8.67$10.2815.6%
Bowling $6.72$4.9336.3%

Groceries

ItemTaft SouthwestNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.34$3.8012.1%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4022.7%
Milk $1.88$2.016.4%
Potatoes $2.14$3.0129.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.0%
Beer $8.28$8.906.9%

Health Care

ItemTaft SouthwestNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.42$102.1612.0%
Doctor $96.69$108.3610.8%
Dentist $73.92$92.5320.1%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2814.1%
Lipitor $434.01$425.821.9%

Housing

ItemTaft SouthwestNational avg.Difference
Home Price $42,100.00$184,700.0077.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $985.47$1,202.4418.0%
Apartment Rent $605.00$949.0036.2%

Transportation

ItemTaft SouthwestNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$2.2412.1%
Tire Balancing $48.66$46.295.1%

Utilities

ItemTaft SouthwestNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$261.87$165.9657.8%
Phone $27.33$28.684.7%
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.
Loma Linda, TX19398-2%
Country Acres, TX18098-2%
Del Sol, TX23098-2%
Rancho Chico, TX45598-2%
La Paloma Addition, TX9498-2%
Taft Southwest, TX1,16379-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Waitsburg, WA1,16389-11%
Ruhenstroth, NV1,16312525%
Groton, MA1,16312929%
Lake Medina Shores, TX1,16480-20%
Cooperstown, ND1,16483-17%
Taft Southwest, TX1,16379-21%
Source: The Taft Southwest, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.