B-
Overall 8%
Goods & Services 3%
Housing 21%
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.
IndexTylerTexasNational
Cost of living9292100
Goods & Services9796100
Groceries9191100
Health care10095100
Housing7983100
Transportation9691100
Utilities107103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Tyler is equal to the Texas average
  • The cost of living in Tyler is 8% lower than the national average
  • Tyler housing is 21% 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$61,151$5,096$1,427$1,835
      Renters$31,825$2,652$743$955
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Tyler, TX, as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Tyler homeowners, is $61,151. This would allow for a maximum of $1,427 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $31,825 which would result in a maximum of $743 to be spent on rental costs.

      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

      ItemTylerNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.44$18.626.3%
      Beauty Salon $43.33$39.0511.0%
      Toothpaste $1.94$2.3417.0%
      Shampoo $1.03$1.062.8%
      Movie $9.45$10.6811.6%
      Bowling $14.78$14.670.7%

      Groceries

      ItemTylerNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.35$4.223.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.02$1.3926.4%
      Milk $1.68$2.0517.9%
      Potatoes $2.85$3.2913.2%
      Pizza $9.74$10.628.3%
      Beer $9.84$9.384.9%

      Health Care

      ItemTylerNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $117.00$108.577.8%
      Doctor $102.18$116.1712.0%
      Dentist $97.56$99.131.6%
      Ibuprofen $10.20$9.685.4%
      Lipitor $525.23$466.9212.5%

      Housing

      ItemTylerNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $140,000.00$184,700.0024.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $827.27$1,197.4230.9%
      Apartment Rent $832.00$949.0012.3%

      Transportation

      ItemTylerNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $1.92$2.2213.5%
      Tire Balancing $58.33$50.0716.5%

      Utilities

      ItemTylerNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$186.57$167.6711.3%
      Phone $185.48$175.645.6%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Arp, TX85179-21%
      Troup, TX1,62984-16%
      Winona, TX76285-15%
      Lindale, TX5,48891-9%
      Chandler, TX2,87492-8%
      Tyler, TX101,94692-8%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Clovis, CA102,14811212%
      Sandy Springs, GA102,21212828%
      San Mateo, CA102,224207107%
      Davenport, IA102,30590-10%
      Lewisville, TX102,3271022%
      Tyler, TX101,94692-8%
      Source: The Tyler, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.