Baker 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.
IndexBakerCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index85135100
IndexBakerCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index108107100
Groceries index113117100
Health care index106109100
Housing index32189100
Transportation index116125100
Utilities index92116100

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  • The cost of living in Baker is 37% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Baker is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Baker is 68% 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$38,563$3,214$900$1,157
Renters$30,469$2,539$711$914

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

ItemBakerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.50$14.5947.3%
Beauty Salon $47.88$34.6838.1%
Toothpaste $3.12$2.4726.2%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $11.13$9.8712.8%
Bowling $3.53$4.3919.6%

Groceries

ItemBakerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.96$4.4811.5%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.18$2.367.5%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.49$8.639.9%

Health Care

ItemBakerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.38$99.780.4%
Doctor $122.14$105.0316.3%
Dentist $93.57$88.705.5%
Ibuprofen $12.16$9.4129.2%
Lipitor $260.34$298.5012.8%

Housing

ItemBakerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $22,900.00$175,700.0087.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,210.98$1,081.0312.0%
Apartment Rent $716.00$920.0022.2%

Transportation

ItemBakerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.38$2.0913.8%
Tire Balancing $55.00$45.2921.5%

Utilities

ItemBakerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$187.53$170.809.8%
Phone $18.80$28.2633.5%
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.
Baker, CA91685-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Boyle, MS91684-16%
Rustburg, VA91685-15%
Sanbornville, NH9161044%
Whitakers, NC91686-14%
Montrose, IA91681-19%
Baker, CA91685-15%
Source: The Baker, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.