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Overall 21%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 58%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexLake BrownwoodTexasNational
Cost of living7991100
Goods & Services9195100
Groceries8790100
Health care10797100
Housing4283100
Transportation9394100
Utilities109102100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Lake Brownwood is 14% lower than the Texas average
  • The cost of living in Lake Brownwood is 21% lower than the national average
  • Lake Brownwood housing is 58% 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$41,020$3,418$957$1,231
      Renters$48,750$4,063$1,137$1,463

      Texas Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Texas6.25%8.25%

      Texas Income Tax

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      Texas0%0%

      Goods & Services

      ItemLake BrownwoodNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.50$17.490.1%
      Beauty Salon $41.75$38.179.4%
      Toothpaste $2.33$2.320.4%
      Shampoo $0.81$1.0120.0%
      Movie $10.10$10.725.8%
      Bowling $14.50$13.864.6%

      Groceries

      ItemLake BrownwoodNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.18$3.9018.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.03$1.4026.2%
      Milk $1.50$1.9623.6%
      Potatoes $3.00$3.185.7%
      Pizza $8.28$10.3920.3%
      Beer $9.68$9.234.9%

      Health Care

      ItemLake BrownwoodNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $140.00$106.3431.7%
      Doctor $121.60$115.255.5%
      Dentist $98.50$98.380.1%
      Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2613.9%
      Lipitor $574.19$466.4723.1%

      Housing

      ItemLake BrownwoodNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $69,200.00$184,700.0062.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,025.09$1,273.3219.5%
      Apartment Rent $510.00$949.0046.3%

      Transportation

      ItemLake BrownwoodNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.46$2.595.2%
      Tire Balancing $45.60$48.906.7%

      Utilities

      ItemLake BrownwoodNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$195.10$167.6016.4%
      Phone $182.64$163.4211.8%
      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.
      Santa Anna CDP, TX3994-6%
      Santa Anna, TX1,29776-24%
      Thunderbird Bay, TX56279-21%
      Bangs, TX1,59979-21%
      Brownwood, TX19,08182-18%
      Lake Brownwood, TX1,29579-21%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Porcupine, SD1,29573-27%
      Elton, LA1,29577-23%
      Mabscott, WV1,29589-11%
      Onarga, IL1,29587-13%
      Burwell, NE1,29676-24%
      Lake Brownwood, TX1,29579-21%
      Source: The Lake Brownwood, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.