Old West Austin 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.
IndexOld West AustinAustinTexas
Cost of living index13110991
IndexOld West AustinAustinTexas
Goods & Services index10410495
Groceries index939390
Health care index10710797
Housing index20413383
Transportation index939394
Utilities index9595102

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  • The cost of living in Old West Austin is 43% higher than the Austin average.
  • The cost of living in Old West Austin is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Old West Austin is 104% higher 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)
Household$72,697$6,058$1,696$2,181

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

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Texas0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Haircut $28.00$17.4960.1%
Beauty Salon $48.40$38.1726.8%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.324.3%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0117.0%
Movie $11.60$10.728.2%
Bowling $19.17$13.8638.3%

Groceries

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.18$3.9018.5%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4023.3%
Milk $1.78$1.969.3%
Potatoes $3.18$3.180.1%
Pizza $11.10$10.396.8%
Beer $9.98$9.238.1%

Health Care

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $117.67$106.3410.7%
Doctor $123.25$115.256.9%
Dentist $112.33$98.3814.2%
Ibuprofen $8.98$9.263.0%
Lipitor $452.67$466.473.0%

Housing

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $257,800.00$184,700.0039.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,240.65$1,273.322.6%
Apartment Rent $1,106.00$949.0016.5%

Transportation

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.49$2.593.8%
Tire Balancing $44.00$48.9010.0%

Utilities

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.28$167.6010.3%
Phone $182.64$163.4211.8%
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.
Lago Vista CDP, TX7193-7%
Garfield, TX1,66387-13%
Hornsby Bend, TX7,52096-4%
Manor, TX7,14598-2%
Wells Branch, TX12,24596-4%
Austin, TX907,7791099%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Jacksonville, FL856,61690-10%
San Francisco, CA850,282206106%
Indianapolis, IN846,67490-10%
Columbus, OH837,03890-10%
Fort Worth, TX815,93092-8%
Austin, TX907,7791099%
Source: The Old West Austin, Austin, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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