Aromas 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.
IndexAromasCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index135135100
IndexAromasCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index110117100
Health care index103109100
Housing index199189100
Transportation index114125100
Utilities index113116100

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  • The cost of living in Aromas is equal to the California average.
  • The cost of living in Aromas is 35% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Aromas is 99% 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$82,216$6,851$1,918$2,467
Renters$49,551$4,129$1,156$1,487

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemAromasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.49$14.5913.0%
Beauty Salon $43.50$34.6825.4%
Toothpaste $2.39$2.473.4%
Shampoo $1.39$1.0236.0%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemAromasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.15$4.4815.0%
Fried Chicken $1.61$1.4610.0%
Milk $2.76$2.3617.1%
Potatoes $3.19$3.064.2%
Pizza $13.17$9.2442.5%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemAromasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $134.00$99.7834.3%
Doctor $91.50$105.0312.9%
Dentist $92.00$88.703.7%
Ibuprofen $10.75$9.4114.2%
Lipitor $316.62$298.506.1%

Housing

ItemAromasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $379,100.00$175,700.00115.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,906.33$1,081.0376.3%
Apartment Rent $1,474.00$920.0060.2%

Transportation

ItemAromasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.53$2.0921.1%
Tire Balancing $43.33$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemAromasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$231.09$170.8035.3%
Phone $22.99$28.2618.6%
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.
Boronda, CA1,2781055%
Castroville, CA6,22611515%
Salinas, CA154,07711818%
Pajaro, CA2,95712020%
Amesti, CA3,21312323%
Aromas, CA2,67713535%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Norwich, NY2,67717878%
Yorkville, NY2,67790-10%
Northfield, VT2,6771055%
Salem CDP, AR2,67887-13%
Lakehurst, NJ2,67611616%
Aromas, CA2,67713535%
Source: The Aromas, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.