Balcones Heights 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.
IndexBalcones HeightsTexasNational
Cost of living index8291100
IndexBalcones HeightsTexasNational
Goods & Services index9693100
Groceries index8691100
Health care index8896100
Housing index6083100
Transportation index9294100
Utilities index87100100

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  • The cost of living in Balcones Heights is 9% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Balcones Heights is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Balcones Heights is 40% 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$36,875$3,073$860$1,106
Renters$30,302$2,525$707$909

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

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Texas0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemBalcones HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.23$16.090.9%
Beauty Salon $39.12$37.334.8%
Toothpaste $1.93$2.4521.0%
Shampoo $0.78$1.0022.4%
Movie $11.20$10.289.0%
Bowling $6.07$4.9323.1%

Groceries

ItemBalcones HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.18$3.8016.4%
Fried Chicken $0.98$1.4030.2%
Milk $1.79$2.0111.1%
Potatoes $2.19$3.0127.4%
Pizza $10.00$9.891.2%
Beer $8.15$8.908.4%

Health Care

ItemBalcones HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.57$102.1617.2%
Doctor $94.22$108.3613.0%
Dentist $76.01$92.5317.9%
Ibuprofen $7.96$9.2814.2%
Lipitor $436.91$425.822.6%

Housing

ItemBalcones HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $100,600.00$184,700.0045.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $876.42$1,202.4427.1%
Apartment Rent $686.00$949.0027.7%

Transportation

ItemBalcones HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.247.2%
Tire Balancing $42.26$46.298.7%

Utilities

ItemBalcones HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$132.52$165.9620.2%
Phone $27.86$28.682.9%
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.
Macdona, TX28474-26%
Von Ormy, TX1,05579-21%
Kirby, TX8,44182-18%
San Antonio, TX1,439,35886-14%
Live Oak, TX15,02188-12%
Balcones Heights, TX3,01782-18%

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Fairview CDP, NC3,0161000%
Balcones Heights, TX3,01782-18%
Source: The Balcones Heights, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.