Monahans 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 index8491100
Goods & Services index9593100
Groceries index9191100
Health care index10496100
Housing index6083100
Transportation index9894100
Utilities index94100100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Monahans, TX is shown above. Compared to the state average of Texas the cost of living index in Monahans, TX is 84, which is 7% lower than the average in Texas and compared to the national average it is 16% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Monahans, TX goods and services come in at 2% higher than the average in Texas and are 5% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
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  • The cost of living in Monahans is 7% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Monahans is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Monahans is 40% 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Monahans, TX, all you must look at 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 Monahans, TX, the median monthly income is $59,183 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,381 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $50,375, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,175 on monthly rental expenses.

Texas Sales Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Monahans, TX is the Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Texas sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemMonahansNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.50$16.099.9%
Beauty Salon $33.75$37.339.6%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4510.8%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0012.0%
Movie $10.62$10.283.3%
Bowling $4.75$4.933.7%


ItemMonahansNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.54$3.807.0%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4010.5%
Milk $2.03$2.010.9%
Potatoes $1.96$3.0134.8%
Pizza $10.09$9.892.1%
Beer $9.04$8.901.6%

Health Care

ItemMonahansNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $113.25$102.1610.9%
Doctor $133.67$108.3623.4%
Dentist $84.00$92.539.2%
Ibuprofen $8.53$9.288.1%
Lipitor $431.92$425.821.4%


ItemMonahansNational avg.Difference
Home Price $90,800.00$184,700.0050.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,149.80$1,202.444.4%
Apartment Rent $808.00$949.0014.9%


ItemMonahansNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.245.4%
Tire Balancing $48.25$46.294.2%


ItemMonahansNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.57$165.963.2%
Phone $26.01$28.689.3%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pyote, TX12675-25%
Thorntonville, TX59077-23%
Wickett, TX42178-22%
Monahans, TX7,48484-16%

Cities with similar population

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Tiverton, RI7,48611818%
Oak Grove, KY7,48789-11%
Palmyra, PA7,48196-4%
Catoosa, OK7,48792-8%
Gilberts, IL7,47911111%
Monahans, TX7,48484-16%
Source: The Monahans, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.
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