Wolfforth 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.
IndexWolfforthTexasNational
Cost of living index9091100
IndexWolfforthTexasNational
Goods & Services index9497100
Groceries index9190100
Health care index10196100
Housing index8981100
Transportation index8895100
Utilities index8194100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Wolfforth, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Wolfforth, TX is 90, which is equal to the Texas average and 10% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Wolfforth, TX are 4% lower than the Texas average and 7% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Wolfforth is equal to the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Wolfforth is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wolfforth is 11% 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$83,750$6,979$1,954$2,513
Renters$39,239$3,270$916$1,177
The affordability of the housing market in Wolfforth, TX as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Wolfforth, TX homeowners, the median income is $83,750. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,954 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $39,239. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $916 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Wolfforth, TX is the Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Texas sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemWolfforthNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$14.5910.9%
Beauty Salon $42.00$34.6821.1%
Toothpaste $1.82$2.4726.4%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0212.9%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $4.31$4.391.9%

Groceries

ItemWolfforthNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.93$4.4810.1%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.4613.3%
Milk $2.73$2.3615.8%
Potatoes $3.36$3.069.8%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.93$8.633.4%

Health Care

ItemWolfforthNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.00$99.787.2%
Doctor $111.63$105.036.3%
Dentist $82.36$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $8.88$9.415.7%
Lipitor $317.18$298.506.3%

Housing

ItemWolfforthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $146,500.00$175,700.0016.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $871.14$1,081.0319.4%
Apartment Rent $931.00$920.001.2%

Transportation

ItemWolfforthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.79$2.0914.5%
Tire Balancing $43.38$45.294.2%

Utilities

ItemWolfforthNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$130.05$170.8023.9%
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.

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Smyer, TX49078-22%
New Deal, TX77979-21%
Ropesville, TX40381-19%
Wolfforth, TX3,89190-10%

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Source: The Wolfforth, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.