Willis 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.
IndexWillisTexasNational
Cost of living index7991100
IndexWillisTexasNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index8590100
Health care index9996100
Housing index4781100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index9494100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Willis, TX. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Willis, TX being 79, that puts it 13% lower than the average of Texas and 21% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Willis, TX, the price of goods and services are 2% lower than the average of Texas as well as 4% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Willis is 13% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Willis is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Willis is 53% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Willis, TX to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Willis, TX, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Willis, TX salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$37,627$3,136$878$1,129
Renters$22,368$1,864$522$671
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Willis, TX, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Willis, TX, the median monthly income is $37,627 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $878 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $22,368, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $522 on monthly rental expenses.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
The Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Willis, 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

ItemWillisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $41.90$34.6820.8%
Toothpaste $1.86$2.4724.8%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0214.9%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemWillisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.79$4.487.0%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4621.5%
Milk $2.17$2.367.9%
Potatoes $2.23$3.0627.2%
Pizza $8.66$9.246.3%
Beer $8.61$8.630.3%

Health Care

ItemWillisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.00$99.783.8%
Doctor $96.33$105.038.3%
Dentist $91.60$88.703.3%
Ibuprofen $8.58$9.418.8%
Lipitor $308.38$298.503.3%

Housing

ItemWillisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $63,100.00$175,700.0064.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $892.10$1,081.0317.5%
Apartment Rent $679.00$920.0026.2%

Transportation

ItemWillisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$2.0910.2%
Tire Balancing $38.79$45.2914.3%

Utilities

ItemWillisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.05$170.805.1%
Phone $26.00$28.268.0%
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.
Cut and Shoot, TX1,45582-18%
New Waverly, TX1,14582-18%
Woodloch, TX20287-13%
Conroe, TX61,26889-11%
Panorama Village, TX1,98595-5%
Willis, TX6,05279-21%

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Hampshire, IL6,0531044%
Enola, PA6,05396-4%
Pauls Valley, OK6,05477-23%
Willis, TX6,05279-21%
Source: The Willis, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.