B+
Overall 12%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 27%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; 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.
IndexKilleenTexasNational
Cost of living8892100
Goods & Services9196100
Groceries7991100
Health care11395100
Housing7383100
Transportation9591100
Utilities118103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Killeen is 4% lower than the Texas average
  • The cost of living in Killeen is 12% lower than the national average
  • Killeen housing is 27% 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$61,708$5,142$1,440$1,851
      Renters$38,182$3,182$891$1,146
      A good indicator of the general affordability of housing in Killeen, TX, is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Killeen, the median monthly income is $61,708 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,440 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $38,182, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $891 on monthly rental expenses.

      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

      ItemKilleenNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.42$18.621.1%
      Beauty Salon $40.08$39.052.7%
      Toothpaste $1.83$2.3421.7%
      Shampoo $0.88$1.0616.7%
      Movie $8.75$10.6818.1%
      Bowling $10.78$14.6726.5%

      Groceries

      ItemKilleenNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.19$4.2224.4%
      Fried Chicken $0.95$1.3931.7%
      Milk $1.47$2.0528.4%
      Potatoes $2.30$3.2930.0%
      Pizza $9.71$10.628.6%
      Beer $9.91$9.385.7%

      Health Care

      ItemKilleenNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $99.78$108.578.1%
      Doctor $204.20$116.1775.8%
      Dentist $85.35$99.1313.9%
      Ibuprofen $8.47$9.6812.5%
      Lipitor $479.77$466.922.8%

      Housing

      ItemKilleenNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $118,400.00$184,700.0035.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $891.08$1,197.4225.6%
      Apartment Rent $876.00$949.007.7%

      Transportation

      ItemKilleenNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $1.89$2.2215.2%
      Tire Balancing $57.95$50.0715.7%

      Utilities

      ItemKilleenNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$218.61$167.6730.4%
      Phone $184.73$175.645.2%
      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.
      Copperas Cove, TX33,05286-14%
      Kempner, TX1,10586-14%
      Fort Hood, TX28,35086-14%
      Belton, TX20,13887-13%
      Nolanville, TX4,64389-11%
      Killeen, TX138,74588-12%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      McAllen, TX138,47580-20%
      Fullerton, CA139,49115555%
      Orange, CA139,91915858%
      Pasadena, CA140,26816969%
      Hampton, VA136,7891011%
      Killeen, TX138,74588-12%
      Source: The Killeen, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.