Cactus 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.
IndexCactusTexasNational
Cost of living index7591100
IndexCactusTexasNational
Goods & Services index9293100
Groceries index9291100
Health care index10196100
Housing index3783100
Transportation index8794100
Utilities index90100100

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  • The cost of living in Cactus is 17% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Cactus is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cactus is 63% 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$50,481$4,207$1,178$1,515
Renters$36,618$3,052$854$1,099

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

ItemCactusNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.61$16.099.5%
Beauty Salon $29.76$37.3320.3%
Toothpaste $1.95$2.4520.5%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0014.4%
Movie $9.58$10.286.8%
Bowling $4.23$4.9314.2%

Groceries

ItemCactusNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.79$3.800.4%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4016.2%
Milk $1.97$2.012.0%
Potatoes $2.57$3.0114.5%
Pizza $10.00$9.891.2%
Beer $9.08$8.902.1%

Health Care

ItemCactusNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $70.74$102.1630.8%
Doctor $123.40$108.3613.9%
Dentist $88.96$92.533.9%
Ibuprofen $8.71$9.286.1%
Lipitor $437.84$425.822.8%

Housing

ItemCactusNational avg.Difference
Home Price $48,900.00$184,700.0073.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $798.91$1,202.4433.6%
Apartment Rent $574.00$949.0039.5%

Transportation

ItemCactusNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.2411.2%
Tire Balancing $38.05$46.2917.8%

Utilities

ItemCactusNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.06$165.9612.6%
Phone $27.01$28.685.8%
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.
Sunray, TX1,98679-21%
Dumas, TX14,96383-17%
Cactus, TX3,17875-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Columbus, KS3,17878-22%
Maybrook, NY3,17811111%
Iowa, LA3,17985-15%
Corning, AR3,17772-28%
Mount Penn, PA3,17792-8%
Cactus, TX3,17875-25%
Source: The Cactus, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.