Cost of Living in Mobile City, Texas
Mobile City is a city in Rockwall County, Texas, with a population of 134. The total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities for a single adult in Mobile City is $41,421 a year — greater than the annual cost of living for Texas of $34,448 and greater than the national figure of $38,433.
Using cost of living data from the nonprofift think tank Economic Policy Institute, 24/7 Wall St. estimated the cost of living in Mobile City and over 29,000 other cities and towns in the US.
Transportation Costs in Mobile City, Texas
Transportation can also be a significant component of cost of living. In Mobile City, 94.40% of commuters drive to work, compared to 85.5% of commuters nationwide. An estimated 94.40% of workers commute to jobs outside of Mobile City, a larger share than the 43.7% share of commuters nationwide who live and work in different cities. The average commute in Mobile City is 21 minutes long, compared to the 26.6-minute average commute nationwide. Taking into account the cost of gas, as well as public transit and car maintenance, the EPI estimates that a single person in Mobile City spends $10,490 a year on transportation, more than the national average of $9,760.
Health Care Costs in Mobile City, Texas
Out-of-pocket health care costs and insurance premiums — assuming at least a basic level of health insurance coverage — are closely in line with the national average in Mobile City but above what they are across Texas as a whole.
For a single adult living in the area, average health care costs come out to $4,393 per year, compared to an average of $3,948 across Texas and $4,266 nationwide.
Child care Costs in Mobile City, Texas
For families with children, child care adds thousands of dollars to overall annual spending. In Mobile City, the average annual cost of child care for two children — one 4 year old and one 8 year old — is $14,373, about $2,700 more than the comparable average of $11,652 across all of Texas. Meanwhile, across the U.S. as a whole, childcare expenses for two children averages $15,853 per year.
Food Costs in Mobile City, Texas
Food is another every day expense that has a significant impact on overall cost of living. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that the cost of food varies from city to city and town to town.
In Mobile City, a single adult spends an average of $3,101 on food annually, and a family of four spends $8,955 on average. For context, average annual food expenditure across Texas and the U.S., respectively, are $2,897 and $3,240 for a single adult, and $8,366 and $9,354 for a family of four. These estimates are calculated for a nutritionally adequate diet of food purchased at a grocery store for at-home preparation.
Taxes in Mobile City, Texas
Few expenses vary as much from city to city and town to town as taxes. Accounting for state and federal income taxes, as well as Social Security contributions and Medicare payroll taxes, the average adult working in Mobile City, Texas pays $6,253 annually — a relatively high sum compared to the the statewide average of $4,945.
It is important to note that these calculations do not include other common taxes such as property, sales, and excise taxes. Accounting for these taxes, while excluding taxes levied at the federal level, Mobile City residents live in a state with a low average tax burden. Per capita state tax collections in Texas total $2,102 per year, compared to the $3,151 average across all states.
To estimate the cost of housing, food, transportation, health care, child care, taxes, and other necessities, 24/7 Wall St. assigned county-level Economic Policy Institute data to cities, towns, villages and Census-designated places based on boundary definitions from the U.S. Census Bureau. For places that span multiple counties, data was aggregated based on the percentage of boundary overlap.
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