Woodlands 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.
IndexWoodlandsCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index190138100
IndexWoodlandsCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index103110100
Groceries index111115100
Health care index106109100
Housing index372196100
Transportation index117125100
Utilities index136114100
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  • The cost of living in Woodlands is 37% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Woodlands is 90% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Woodlands is 272% higher than the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 42% higher than the national average.
  • California state income tax is 55% 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$126,250$10,521$2,946$3,788
Renters$141,500$11,792$3,301$4,245

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%

Goods & Services

ItemWoodlandsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.23$16.090.9%
Beauty Salon $57.60$37.3354.3%
Toothpaste $3.06$2.4525.1%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0017.4%
Movie $9.89$10.283.8%
Bowling $6.41$4.9330.0%

Groceries

ItemWoodlandsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$3.8011.2%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.3%
Milk $2.25$2.0112.0%
Potatoes $3.68$3.0122.1%
Pizza $8.48$9.8914.2%
Beer $8.70$8.902.2%

Health Care

ItemWoodlandsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.73$102.1623.9%
Doctor $121.87$108.3612.5%
Dentist $94.21$92.531.8%
Ibuprofen $12.09$9.2830.3%
Lipitor $424.78$425.820.2%

Housing

ItemWoodlandsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $717,600.00$184,700.00288.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,131.97$1,202.445.9%
Apartment Rent $3,178.00$949.00234.9%

Transportation

ItemWoodlandsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.82$2.2425.5%
Tire Balancing $46.79$46.291.1%

Utilities

ItemWoodlandsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$285.86$165.9672.2%
Phone $26.82$28.686.5%
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.
Los Berros, CA71811111%
Casmalia, CA1401055%
Sisquoc, CA2641066%
Guadalupe, CA7,25211313%
Santa Maria, CA103,64212121%
Woodlands, CA1,07519090%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Millers Falls, MA1,0751088%
Nassau, NY1,07598-2%
Encinal, TX1,07576-24%
Gideon, MO1,07572-28%
Stillman Valley, IL1,07589-11%
Woodlands, CA1,07519090%
Source: The Woodlands, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.