Dalhart 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.
Cost of living index8291100
Goods & Services index9293100
Groceries index9291100
Health care index10196100
Housing index5983100
Transportation index8794100
Utilities index90100100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Dalhart, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Dalhart, TX is 82, which is 10% lower than the Texas average and 18% 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 Dalhart, TX are 1% lower than the average for Texas and 8% lower than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Dalhart is 10% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Dalhart is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dalhart is 41% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current income in Dalhart, TX to any other city in the country. The calculator will tell you how much income you would need to make in a particular city to live at the same level based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to move to is higher than that of Dalhart, TX, then you would need to earn a higher salary in order to enjoy the same standard of living. To use the Dalhart, TX salary calculator, enter the name of the new city, then move the slider to your current salary level. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if your salary would need to increase or decrease for the new city. You will also see a complete overview of the cost of living.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Dalhart, TX, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Dalhart, TX has a median income of about $64,838 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,513 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $38,059. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $888 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Texas Sales Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Dalhart, TX, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Texas, as well as the rate for income tax in Texas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Texas is 8.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Texas is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Texas starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemDalhartNational 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%


ItemDalhartNational 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

ItemDalhartNational 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%


ItemDalhartNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,600.00$184,700.0047.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $798.91$1,202.4433.6%
Apartment Rent $709.00$949.0025.3%


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


ItemDalhartNational 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.
Hartley, TX53082-18%
Dalhart, TX8,35782-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hillsboro, TX8,35881-19%
Guntersville, AL8,36097-3%
Oberlin, OH8,35388-12%
Orrville, OH8,35185-15%
Bridgeport, WV8,3641011%
Dalhart, TX8,35782-18%
Source: The Dalhart, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.
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