Azusa 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.
IndexAzusaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index125135100
IndexAzusaCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index163189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Azusa, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Azusa, CA is 125, which is 8% lower than the California average and 25% higher 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 Azusa, CA are 1% lower than the California average and 5% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Azusa is 8% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Azusa is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Azusa is 63% 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$70,280$5,857$1,640$2,109
Renters$37,064$3,089$865$1,112
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Azusa, 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 Azusa, CA homeowners, is $70,280. This would allow for a maximum of $1,640 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $37,064 which would result in a maximum of $865 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Azusa, CA is the California sales tax and California income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The California sales tax rate is 7.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemAzusaNational 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

ItemAzusaNational 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

ItemAzusaNational 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

ItemAzusaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $311,600.00$175,700.0077.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $1,199.00$920.0030.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemAzusaNational 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.
Montclair, CA37,68511818%
Ontario, CA166,89211919%
Pomona, CA151,14211919%
East Los Angeles, CA127,61012121%
Bell Gardens, CA42,71212121%
Azusa, CA47,42012525%

Cities with similar population

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Middletown, CT47,42412323%
Roseville, MI47,40884-16%
Ashburn, VA47,48413939%
Parker, CO47,51511717%
Pearl City, HI47,27718888%
Azusa, CA47,42012525%
Source: The Azusa, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.