Whitehouse 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.
Cost of living index9790100
Goods & Services index9494100
Groceries index9389100
Health care index8895100
Housing index10081100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index11195100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Whitehouse, TX is displayed above. In Whitehouse, TX, the overall cost of living index is 97, which is 9% higher than the Texas average and 3% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Whitehouse, TX, the city's goods and services are equal to the Texas average and 6% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Whitehouse is 9% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Whitehouse is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Whitehouse is equal to 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)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Whitehouse, TX, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Whitehouse, TX has a median income of about $75,072 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,752 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $47,746. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,114 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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The Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Whitehouse, TX. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Texas sales tax is 6.25% and the maximum surtax is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemWhitehouseNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.92$15.564.2%
Beauty Salon $43.52$36.1120.5%
Toothpaste $1.96$2.4720.7%
Shampoo $0.89$0.967.8%
Movie $9.28$10.138.4%
Bowling $4.00$4.7415.5%


ItemWhitehouseNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.66$3.9816.9%
Fried Chicken $1.01$1.4128.5%
Milk $1.41$2.0631.5%
Potatoes $3.43$2.9815.0%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.80$8.790.1%

Health Care

ItemWhitehouseNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.33$101.0413.6%
Doctor $76.27$107.4429.0%
Dentist $80.73$90.4210.7%
Ibuprofen $8.74$9.285.8%
Lipitor $433.97$426.501.8%


ItemWhitehouseNational avg.Difference
Home Price $151,900.00$175,700.0013.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $894.46$1,133.2321.1%
Apartment Rent $1,203.00$920.0030.8%


ItemWhitehouseNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$1.998.6%
Tire Balancing $47.12$45.763.0%


ItemWhitehouseNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.25$163.812.7%
Phone $35.01$28.3923.3%
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.
Cuney, TX13376-24%
Arp, TX85781-19%
Troup, TX1,81282-18%
Berryville, TX1,04383-17%
Shadybrook, TX1,96984-16%
Whitehouse, TX7,88297-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fairview, TX7,8821088%
Wesley Chapel, NC7,88211818%
Helotes, TX7,8801077%
York, NE7,87882-18%
Bloomfield, NM7,87789-11%
Whitehouse, TX7,88297-3%
Source: The Whitehouse, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.