Big Spring, TX Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
Big Spring's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
165 out of 405
In Texas
1,101 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Big Spring is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Big Spring, TX?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Big Spring has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Texas, Big Spring has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Texas's index of 94.

The standard of living in Big Spring ranks as #1,101 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Texas. By definition, that implies Big Spring ranks as the #5,317 most expensive place in the Lone Star State.

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Big Spring Cost Of Living Vs. Texas

Living Expense Big Spring Texas National Average
Overall 87 94 100
Services 107 98 100
Groceries 91 89 100
Health 101 95 100
Housing 56 83 100
Transportation 99 89 100
Utilities 101 101 100
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Big Spring Cost of Living Vs. TX

Big Spring, TX Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Texas, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Big Spring Texas United States
Median Home Value $94,700 $187,200 $229,800
Median Rent $881 $1,082 $1,096
Median Income $55,637 $63,826 $64,994
Home Value To Income 1.7x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Big Spring Services Costs Vs. Texas

Item Big Spring Texas
Shampoo $0.92 $1.06
Movie $10.94 $10.68
Bowling $17.67 $14.67

Detailed Big Spring Groceries Costs Vs. Texas

Item Big Spring Texas
Ground Beef $3.99 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.16 $1.39
Milk $1.51 $2.05

Detailed Big Spring Health Costs Vs. Texas

Item Big Spring Texas
Haircut $22.0 $18.62
Beauty Salon $33.61 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.97 $2.34

Detailed Big Spring Transportation Costs Vs. Texas

Item Big Spring Texas
Potatoes $2.55 $3.29
Pizza $13.99 $10.62
Beer $10.27 $9.38
Optometrist $103.22 $108.57
Doctor $98.67 $116.17
Dentist $109.17 $99.13

Detailed Big Spring Utilities Costs Vs. Texas

Item Big Spring Texas
Gasoline $2.03 $2.22
Tire Balancing $55.11 $50.07
All Electricity $165.0 $167.67
Phone $184.35 $175.64

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Big Spring

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Midland, TX 141,194 102 1.2x
Snyder, TX 11,211 83 1.0x

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