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Overall 2%
Goods & Services 17%
Housing 32%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBrushy CreekTexasNational
Cost of living10292100
Goods & Services8397100
Groceries8391100
Health care9095100
Housing13283100
Transportation9094100
Utilities109103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Brushy Creek is 10% higher than the Texas average
  • The cost of living in Brushy Creek is 2% higher than the national average
  • Brushy Creek housing is 32% 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)
      Owners$117,179$9,765$2,734$3,516
      Renters$64,602$5,384$1,507$1,938
      The percentage of monthly income spent on housing related expenses can help predict the affordability of housing in Brushy Creek, TX, as well as what the overall cost of living might be. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payments and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Brushy Creek, homeowners have a median income of $117,179. Using that number, a maximum of $2,734 per month should be allocated to housing expenses. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $64,602, which means there is a maximum of $1,507 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Texas Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Texas6.25%8.25%

      Texas Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Texas0%0%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBrushy CreekNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.94$20.2711.5%
      Beauty Salon $35.94$40.3911.0%
      Toothpaste $1.65$2.3630.1%
      Shampoo $0.88$1.0818.2%
      Movie $11.97$10.998.9%
      Bowling $17.17$15.4910.8%

      Groceries

      ItemBrushy CreekNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.99$4.307.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.01$1.4028.1%
      Milk $1.69$2.2023.4%
      Potatoes $2.47$3.2223.2%
      Pizza $10.10$10.746.0%
      Beer $9.71$9.601.2%

      Health Care

      ItemBrushy CreekNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $87.00$109.7320.7%
      Doctor $92.78$118.3421.6%
      Dentist $96.11$100.944.8%
      Ibuprofen $8.47$9.9314.7%
      Lipitor $490.94$469.534.6%

      Housing

      ItemBrushy CreekNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $248,200.00$184,700.0034.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,242.78$1,229.621.1%
      Apartment Rent $1,205.00$949.0027.0%

      Transportation

      ItemBrushy CreekNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.29$2.7115.7%
      Tire Balancing $51.89$51.860.1%

      Utilities

      ItemBrushy CreekNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$197.83$170.8415.8%
      Phone $188.86$187.180.9%
      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.

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      Brushy Creek, TX21,7801021.5%

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      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.