Crystal City 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.
IndexCrystal CityTexasNational
Cost of living index7491100
IndexCrystal CityTexasNational
Goods & Services index9995100
Groceries index8790100
Health care index8997100
Housing index3083100
Transportation index9194100
Utilities index88102100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Crystal City, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Crystal City, TX is 74, which is 18% lower than the Texas average and 26% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Crystal City, TX are 5% higher than the average for Texas and 1% lower than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Crystal City is 18% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Crystal City is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Crystal City is 70% 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)
      How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Crystal City, TX, as well as what the average cost of living is. 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 payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Crystal City, TX homeowners have a median income of $38,537. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $899 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $10,711, which means there is a maximum of $250 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Texas Sales Tax

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      Texas Income Tax

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      One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Crystal City, 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

      ItemCrystal CityNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.75$17.4935.8%
      Beauty Salon $40.93$38.177.2%
      Toothpaste $1.87$2.3219.4%
      Shampoo $0.78$1.0122.9%
      Movie $10.85$10.721.2%
      Bowling $18.20$13.8631.3%


      ItemCrystal CityNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.58$3.908.2%
      Fried Chicken $0.97$1.4030.5%
      Milk $1.51$1.9623.0%
      Potatoes $2.47$3.1822.4%
      Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
      Beer $8.88$9.233.8%

      Health Care

      ItemCrystal CityNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $93.39$106.3412.2%
      Doctor $87.00$115.2524.5%
      Dentist $90.49$98.388.0%
      Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2613.9%
      Lipitor $490.05$466.475.1%


      ItemCrystal CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $39,600.00$184,700.0078.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $923.03$1,273.3227.5%
      Apartment Rent $474.00$949.0050.1%


      ItemCrystal CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.28$2.5912.1%
      Tire Balancing $48.00$48.901.8%


      ItemCrystal CityNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$131.55$167.6021.5%
      Phone $181.89$163.4211.3%
      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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      Amaya, TX1094-6%
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      Crystal City, TX7,41474-26%

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      Source: The Crystal City, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.