Temple 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.
IndexTempleTexasNational
Cost of living index8690100
IndexTempleTexasNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index8390100
Health care index10196100
Housing index7078100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index9694100

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  • The cost of living in Temple is 4% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Temple is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Temple is 30% 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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Compare Temple, TX Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemTempleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.86$14.5911.9%
Beauty Salon $39.83$34.6814.9%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.4710.2%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $8.13$9.8717.6%
Bowling $6.00$4.3936.6%

Groceries

ItemTempleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.51$4.480.7%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4619.4%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.33$3.0623.9%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.38$8.632.9%

Health Care

ItemTempleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.50$99.783.3%
Doctor $123.50$105.0317.6%
Dentist $80.74$88.709.0%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $314.06$298.505.2%

Housing

ItemTempleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $113,200.00$181,400.0037.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $739.26$1,081.0331.6%
Apartment Rent $793.00$889.0010.8%

Transportation

ItemTempleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$2.0911.3%
Tire Balancing $52.49$45.2915.9%

Utilities

ItemTempleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.85$170.8011.1%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Airport Heights, TX1493-7%
Moody, TX1,37079-21%
Rogers, TX1,12080-20%
Bruceville-Eddy, TX1,57983-17%
Troy, TX2,28783-17%
Temple, TX66,43586-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Glen Burnie, MD66,45611010%
Ellicott City, MD66,47614242%
Dothan, AL66,35586-14%
Dale City, VA66,59311717%
Rock Hill, SC66,26493-7%
Temple, TX66,43586-14%
Source: The Temple, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.