Kennedale 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.
IndexKennedaleTexasNational
Cost of living index9791100
IndexKennedaleTexasNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9390100
Health care index10297100
Housing index9483100
Transportation index10094100
Utilities index107102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Kennedale, TX is displayed above. In Kennedale, TX, the overall cost of living index is 97, which is 6% higher than the Texas average and 3% 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 Kennedale, TX, the city's goods and services are 1% higher than the Texas average and 4% lower than the U.S. average.
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  • The cost of living in Kennedale is 6% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Kennedale is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kennedale is 6% 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$80,549$6,712$1,879$2,417
      Renters$50,849$4,237$1,186$1,526
      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 Kennedale, 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. Kennedale, TX has a median income of about $80,549 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,879 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $50,849. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,186 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      Texas Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Texas6.25%8.25%

      Texas Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Texas0%0%
      When assessing the complete cost of living in Kennedale, TX, the Texas income tax and the Texas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Texas maximum surtax is 8.25%, and the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Texas.

      Goods & Services

      ItemKennedaleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.71$17.4935.6%
      Beauty Salon $47.33$38.1724.0%
      Toothpaste $2.82$2.3221.5%
      Shampoo $1.03$1.011.8%
      Movie $10.29$10.724.0%
      Bowling $20.60$13.8648.6%

      Groceries

      ItemKennedaleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.82$3.9023.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.53$1.409.6%
      Milk $1.45$1.9626.1%
      Potatoes $2.57$3.1819.3%
      Pizza $8.12$10.3921.9%
      Beer $8.98$9.232.7%

      Health Care

      ItemKennedaleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $101.60$106.344.5%
      Doctor $107.10$115.257.1%
      Dentist $107.40$98.389.2%
      Ibuprofen $10.30$9.2611.2%
      Lipitor $465.03$466.470.3%

      Housing

      ItemKennedaleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $170,900.00$184,700.007.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $951.15$1,273.3225.3%
      Apartment Rent $928.00$949.002.2%

      Transportation

      ItemKennedaleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.50$2.593.6%
      Tire Balancing $54.00$48.9010.4%

      Utilities

      ItemKennedaleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$188.08$167.6012.2%
      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 Kennedale, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.