Friday, April 18, 2014
Where Could You Afford to Live in Texas?
The Texas Affordability Index is a handy mapped guide to where you can afford to live in Texas. To find areas in Texas where you could afford to rent a property simply select your job from the drop-down menu and the amount of space you wish to rent and the map will show you where you can and cannot afford to live.
The map allows you to enter a number of parameters concerning your income and living expenses, including your spouse's job and your food costs. A heat map of Texas is then displayed showing the areas where you can afford to live (in green) and the areas outside your income bracket (in red). You can also click on any area on the map to see how much disposable income you would have left (in affordable areas) or how much more income you would need to live there.