Anderson 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.
IndexAndersonCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index99137100
IndexAndersonCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index102109100
Groceries index96118100
Health care index99111100
Housing index87189100
Transportation index120130100
Utilities index104112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Anderson, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Anderson, CA is 99, which is 28% lower than the California average and 1% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Anderson, CA are 6% lower than the California average and 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Anderson is 28% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Anderson is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Anderson is 13% lower 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$49,330$4,111$1,151$1,480
Renters$20,877$1,740$487$626
The affordability of the housing market in Anderson, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Anderson, CA homeowners, the median income is $49,330. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,151 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $20,877. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $487 used for their rent related monthly costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Anderson, CA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for California, as well as the rate for income tax in California. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for California is 10%, and the sales tax in the state of California is 7.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in California starts from 1% and goes up to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemAndersonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.60$15.5619.0%
Beauty Salon $49.82$36.1138.0%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.479.7%
Shampoo $0.92$0.964.2%
Movie $11.98$10.1318.3%
Bowling $2.68$4.7443.3%

Groceries

ItemAndersonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.984.4%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4123.6%
Milk $2.24$2.068.6%
Potatoes $1.54$2.9848.3%
Pizza $10.62$9.4712.1%
Beer $8.77$8.790.3%

Health Care

ItemAndersonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.67$101.049.5%
Doctor $119.81$107.4411.5%
Dentist $83.46$90.427.7%
Ibuprofen $9.10$9.281.9%
Lipitor $398.12$426.506.7%

Housing

ItemAndersonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $156,900.00$175,700.0010.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,276.70$1,133.2312.7%
Apartment Rent $762.00$920.0017.2%

Transportation

ItemAndersonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$1.9912.0%
Tire Balancing $63.83$45.7639.5%

Utilities

ItemAndersonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.60$163.813.5%
Phone $29.93$28.395.4%
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.

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Cottonwood, CA4,1781000%
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Lake California, CA2,85111313%
Bend, CA64111313%
Bella Vista, CA2,71711212%
Anderson, CA10,06699-1%

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Anderson, CA10,06699-1%
Source: The Anderson, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.