Agoura Hills 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.
IndexAgoura HillsCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index175135100
IndexAgoura HillsCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index330189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Agoura Hills, CA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Agoura Hills, CA being 175, that puts it 29% higher than the average of California and 75% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Agoura Hills, CA, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of California as well as 5% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Agoura Hills is 29% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Agoura Hills is 75% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Agoura Hills is 230% higher than the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 47% 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$126,455$10,538$2,950$3,794
Renters$60,833$5,069$1,419$1,825
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Agoura Hills, CA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Agoura Hills, CA homeowners, is $126,455. This would allow for a maximum of $2,950 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $60,833 which would result in a maximum of $1,419 to be spent on rental costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
The California sales tax and California income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Agoura Hills, CA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The California sales tax is 7.5% and the maximum surtax is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemAgoura HillsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.32$14.5925.5%
Beauty Salon $63.86$34.6884.1%
Toothpaste $2.90$2.4717.3%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $14.20$9.8743.9%
Bowling $6.63$4.3951.0%

Groceries

ItemAgoura HillsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.16$4.487.1%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.62$2.3611.2%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemAgoura HillsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.07$99.7826.3%
Doctor $97.27$105.037.4%
Dentist $110.00$88.7024.0%
Ibuprofen $12.16$9.4129.2%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemAgoura HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $672,900.00$175,700.00283.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $1,890.00$920.00105.4%

Transportation

ItemAgoura HillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.63$2.0925.7%
Tire Balancing $46.96$45.293.7%

Utilities

ItemAgoura HillsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.94$170.807.7%
Phone $33.30$28.2617.8%
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.
Simi Valley, CA125,69914545%
Santa Susana, CA98914747%
Casa Conejo, CA3,69914747%
Moorpark, CA35,03315757%
Thousand Oaks, CA128,12616666%
Agoura Hills, CA20,63017575%

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Shelbyville, TN20,61686-14%
Agoura Hills, CA20,63017575%
Source: The Agoura Hills, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.