Vidor 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 index8691100
Goods & Services index9893100
Groceries index9091100
Health care index9196100
Housing index5583100
Transportation index9594100
Utilities index129100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Vidor, TX is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Vidor, TX enjoy a cost of living index of 86. This index is 5% lower than the Texas average, and 14% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Vidor, TX, the average cost of goods and services is 5% higher than it is in Texas, and it is 2% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Vidor is 5% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Vidor is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Vidor is 45% 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Vidor, 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 Vidor, TX homeowners, the median income is $47,739. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,114 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $26,282. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $613 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Vidor, TX, the Texas income tax and the Texas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Texas maximum surtax is 8.25%, and the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Texas.

Goods & Services

ItemVidorNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.54$16.092.9%
Beauty Salon $39.01$37.334.5%
Toothpaste $1.99$2.4518.9%
Shampoo $0.82$1.0017.8%
Movie $9.85$10.284.2%
Bowling $4.67$4.935.2%


ItemVidorNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.70$3.802.7%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4015.3%
Milk $1.59$2.0120.7%
Potatoes $2.92$3.013.1%
Pizza $8.46$9.8914.4%
Beer $9.07$8.902.0%

Health Care

ItemVidorNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $132.57$102.1629.8%
Doctor $79.13$108.3627.0%
Dentist $87.34$92.535.6%
Ibuprofen $8.29$9.2810.7%
Lipitor $424.78$425.820.2%


ItemVidorNational avg.Difference
Home Price $85,400.00$184,700.0053.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,005.16$1,202.4416.4%
Apartment Rent $714.00$949.0024.8%


ItemVidorNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.2411.7%
Tire Balancing $50.26$46.298.6%


ItemVidorNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$189.64$165.9614.3%
Phone $42.24$28.6847.3%
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.
Rose City, TX37984-16%
Deweyville, TX80186-14%
West Orange, TX3,45486-14%
Silsbee, TX6,70287-13%
Mauriceville, TX3,23988-12%
Vidor, TX10,92886-14%

Cities with similar population

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Manchester, VA10,92798-2%
Woods Cross, UT10,9301033%
Gardere, LA10,92694-6%
Rossmoor, CA10,93319696%
Sturgis, MI10,92187-13%
Vidor, TX10,92886-14%
Source: The Vidor, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.