Elm Creek 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.
IndexElm CreekTexasNational
Cost of living index7891100
IndexElm CreekTexasNational
Goods & Services index9995100
Groceries index8790100
Health care index8997100
Housing index4383100
Transportation index9194100
Utilities index88102100
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  • The cost of living in Elm Creek is 14% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Elm Creek is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Elm Creek is 57% 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$34,844$2,904$813$1,045
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemElm CreekNational 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%

      Groceries

      ItemElm CreekNational 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

      ItemElm CreekNational 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%

      Housing

      ItemElm CreekNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $72,300.00$184,700.0060.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $923.03$1,273.3227.5%
      Apartment Rent $504.00$949.0046.9%

      Transportation

      ItemElm CreekNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.28$2.5912.1%
      Tire Balancing $48.00$48.901.8%

      Utilities

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