Groesbeck 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 index9593100
Groceries index8391100
Health care index9396100
Housing index4983100
Transportation index9794100
Utilities index106100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Groesbeck, TX is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Groesbeck, TX enjoy a cost of living index of 81. This index is 11% lower than the Texas average, and 19% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Groesbeck, TX, the average cost of goods and services is 2% higher than it is in Texas, and it is 5% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Groesbeck is 11% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Groesbeck is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Groesbeck 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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The affordability of the housing market in Groesbeck, TX as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Groesbeck, TX homeowners, the median income is $50,208. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,171 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $21,755. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $508 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Groesbeck, TX you will want to make sure you consider both the Texas sales tax and the Texas income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Texas is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 8.25%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Texas have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemGroesbeckNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.79$16.098.1%
Beauty Salon $35.33$37.335.4%
Toothpaste $1.79$2.4526.7%
Shampoo $0.78$1.0022.0%
Movie $7.69$10.2825.2%
Bowling $6.69$4.9335.6%


ItemGroesbeckNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.08$3.8019.0%
Fried Chicken $1.03$1.4026.5%
Milk $1.58$2.0121.3%
Potatoes $1.83$3.0139.3%
Pizza $9.62$9.892.6%
Beer $8.37$8.905.9%

Health Care

ItemGroesbeckNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $98.71$102.163.4%
Doctor $89.83$108.3617.1%
Dentist $89.05$92.533.8%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2814.1%
Lipitor $434.16$425.822.0%


ItemGroesbeckNational avg.Difference
Home Price $76,600.00$184,700.0058.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $909.00$1,202.4424.4%
Apartment Rent $634.00$949.0033.2%


ItemGroesbeckNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$2.2410.4%
Tire Balancing $51.81$46.2911.9%


ItemGroesbeckNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.83$165.963.1%
Phone $33.67$28.6817.4%
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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Teague, TX3,54280-20%
Thornton, TX53480-20%
Mexia, TX7,46281-19%
Tehuacana, TX24482-18%
Groesbeck, TX4,32481-19%

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Groesbeck, TX4,32481-19%
Source: The Groesbeck, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.