Baldwin Park 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.
IndexBaldwin ParkCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index125137100
IndexBaldwin ParkCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index107109100
Groceries index112118100
Health care index110111100
Housing index156189100
Transportation index134130100
Utilities index107112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Baldwin Park, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Baldwin Park, 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 Baldwin Park, CA are 2% lower than the California average and 7% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Baldwin Park is 8% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Baldwin Park is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Baldwin Park is 56% 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$61,415$5,118$1,433$1,843
Renters$38,280$3,190$893$1,149
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Baldwin Park, CA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Baldwin Park, CA homeowners have a median income of $61,415. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,433 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $38,280, which means there is a maximum of $893 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Baldwin Park, CA, the California income tax and the California sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The California maximum surtax is 10%, and the California sales tax is 7.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3% in California.

Goods & Services

ItemBaldwin ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.79$15.5620.7%
Beauty Salon $59.40$36.1164.5%
Toothpaste $2.83$2.4714.3%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $14.81$10.1346.2%
Bowling $6.45$4.7436.2%

Groceries

ItemBaldwin ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.60$3.9815.5%
Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4111.6%
Milk $2.03$2.061.5%
Potatoes $2.66$2.9810.9%
Pizza $10.99$9.4716.0%
Beer $10.22$8.7916.2%

Health Care

ItemBaldwin ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.40$101.0419.2%
Doctor $104.83$107.442.4%
Dentist $106.00$90.4217.2%
Ibuprofen $11.88$9.2828.0%
Lipitor $429.87$426.500.8%

Housing

ItemBaldwin ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $292,800.00$175,700.0066.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,409.78$1,133.23112.6%
Apartment Rent $1,213.00$920.0031.8%

Transportation

ItemBaldwin ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.97$1.9949.0%
Tire Balancing $45.40$45.760.8%

Utilities

ItemBaldwin ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$179.98$163.819.9%
Phone $29.19$28.392.8%
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.

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Source: The Baldwin Park, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.