Marble Falls 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.
IndexMarble FallsTexasNational
Cost of living index9491100
IndexMarble FallsTexasNational
Goods & Services index9493100
Groceries index9291100
Health care index10096100
Housing index8883100
Transportation index9394100
Utilities index111100100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Marble Falls, TX cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Marble Falls, TX is 94, which is 3% higher than the Texas average and 6% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Marble Falls, TX are 1% higher than the Texas average and 6% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Marble Falls is 3% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Marble Falls is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marble Falls is 12% 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)
The affordability of the housing market in Marble Falls, 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 Marble Falls, TX homeowners, the median income is $54,375. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,269 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $35,536. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $829 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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For those who live in Marble Falls, TX and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Texas income tax rate and the Texas sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Texas, the sales tax is 6.25%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8.25%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Texas, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemMarble FallsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.33$16.0938.8%
Beauty Salon $50.37$37.3334.9%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4516.2%
Shampoo $0.98$1.002.1%
Movie $10.75$10.284.6%
Bowling $4.99$4.931.2%


ItemMarble FallsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.31$3.8013.0%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.405.7%
Milk $1.87$2.016.7%
Potatoes $3.01$3.010.1%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.72$8.902.0%

Health Care

ItemMarble FallsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.00$102.168.0%
Doctor $109.00$108.360.6%
Dentist $94.50$92.532.1%
Ibuprofen $8.31$9.2810.5%
Lipitor $433.31$425.821.8%


ItemMarble FallsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $169,500.00$184,700.008.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,083.04$1,202.449.9%
Apartment Rent $761.00$949.0019.8%


ItemMarble FallsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.15$2.244.0%
Tire Balancing $40.00$46.2913.6%


ItemMarble FallsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$179.08$165.967.9%
Phone $32.99$28.6815.0%
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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Marble Falls, TX6,16794-6%

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Source: The Marble Falls, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.