Dublin 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 index8191100
Goods & Services index9195100
Groceries index9890100
Health care index9597100
Housing index4983100
Transportation index9794100
Utilities index99102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Dublin, TX is displayed above. In Dublin, TX, the overall cost of living index is 81, which is 12% lower than the Texas average and 19% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Dublin, TX, the city's goods and services are 4% lower than the Texas average and 9% lower than the U.S. average.

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Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Dublin is 12% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Dublin is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dublin is 51% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Dublin, TX to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Dublin, TX, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Dublin, TX salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Dublin, TX as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Dublin, TX homeowners, is $43,897. This would allow for a maximum of $1,024 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $29,417 which would result in a maximum of $686 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Dublin, 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

ItemDublinNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.61$17.4910.7%
Beauty Salon $34.32$38.1710.1%
Toothpaste $2.15$2.327.2%
Shampoo $1.01$1.010.5%
Movie $9.09$10.7215.2%
Bowling $3.02$13.8678.2%


ItemDublinNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.91$3.900.1%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.400.4%
Milk $1.71$1.9612.9%
Potatoes $2.63$3.1817.3%
Pizza $9.26$10.3910.9%
Beer $9.09$9.231.5%

Health Care

ItemDublinNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $67.75$106.3436.3%
Doctor $79.48$115.2531.0%
Dentist $109.08$98.3810.9%
Ibuprofen $9.07$9.262.0%
Lipitor $400.01$466.4714.2%


ItemDublinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $74,300.00$184,700.0059.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $808.62$1,273.3236.5%
Apartment Rent $652.00$949.0031.3%


ItemDublinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.5919.9%
Tire Balancing $49.59$48.901.4%


ItemDublinNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.79$167.6011.8%
Phone $31.92$163.4280.5%
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.
De Leon, TX2,29677-23%
Stephenville, TX19,56187-13%
Dublin, TX3,64181-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kennedy, CA3,64196-4%
Lake Goodwin, WA3,64013030%
Oakhurst, NJ3,64215252%
Umatilla, FL3,63998-2%
South Point, OH3,63989-11%
Dublin, TX3,64181-19%
Source: The Dublin, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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