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Overall 11%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 50%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexLove Field AreaDallasTexas
Cost of living899991
Goods & Services10910995
Groceries10110190
Health care10810897
Housing508283
Transportation999994
Utilities108108102

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Love Field Area is 2% lower than the Dallas average
  • The cost of living in Love Field Area is 11% lower than the national average
  • Love Field Area housing is 50% 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)
      Household$41,582$3,465$970$1,248

      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

      ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $29.20$17.4967.0%
      Beauty Salon $47.00$38.1723.1%
      Toothpaste $2.18$2.326.1%
      Shampoo $1.07$1.015.7%
      Movie $11.80$10.7210.0%
      Bowling $18.38$13.8632.6%

      Groceries

      ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.14$3.906.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4019.7%
      Milk $1.98$1.960.9%
      Potatoes $3.55$3.1811.5%
      Pizza $9.23$10.3911.2%
      Beer $9.63$9.234.3%

      Health Care

      ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $89.50$106.3415.8%
      Doctor $120.57$115.254.6%
      Dentist $119.60$98.3821.6%
      Ibuprofen $8.68$9.266.3%
      Lipitor $494.11$466.475.9%

      Housing

      ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $142,600.00$184,700.0022.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,515.16$1,273.3219.0%
      Apartment Rent $888.00$949.006.4%

      Transportation

      ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.50$2.593.4%
      Tire Balancing $51.30$48.904.9%

      Utilities

      ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$191.05$167.6014.0%
      Phone $182.64$163.4211.8%
      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.
      Horseshoe Bend, TX74880-20%
      Hutchins, TX5,64490-10%
      Cockrell Hill, TX4,30191-9%
      Balch Springs, TX25,04392-8%
      Duncanville, TX39,59997-3%
      Dallas, TX1,278,43399-1%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      San Diego, CA1,374,81214949%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,35888-12%
      San Jose, CA1,009,36318181%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,32496-4%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9381022%
      Dallas, TX1,278,43399-1%
      Source: The Love Field Area, Dallas, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.