The cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Kemah is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Kemah, Texas is more expensive.
Kemah cost of living is 98.9
COST OF LIVING
Overall The total of all the cost of living categories weighted subjectively as follows: housing (30%), food and groceries (15%), transportation (10%), utilities (6%), health care (7%), and miscellaneous expenses such as clothing, services, and entertainment (32%). State and local taxes are not included in any category.
Grocery The cost of Groceries compared to the US Average of 100
Health The average cost of health care calculated using the standard daily rate for a hospital room, and the costs of a doctor's office visit and a dental checkup.
Housing The median cost of an area's average home, for both buying and renting. Does not include property taxes or utilities.
Median Home Cost This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values.
Utilities The average cost of heating or cooling a typical residence for the area, including electricity, natural gas and other fuels.
Transportation The average cost of gasoline, car insurance and maintenance expenses, and mass transit fare for the area. The cost of the vehicle and any vehicle registration and license taxes are not included.
Miscellaneous The cost index of those goods and services not included in the other cost of living categories, including clothing, restaurants, repairs, entertainment, and other services.