Biola 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.
IndexBiolaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index96138100
IndexBiolaCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index103110100
Groceries index104115100
Health care index107109100
Housing index70196100
Transportation index115125100
Utilities index124114100

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  • The cost of living in Biola is 30% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Biola is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Biola is 30% lower than the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 42% 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$48,672$4,056$1,136$1,460
Renters$9,231$769$215$277

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%

Goods & Services

ItemBiolaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.14$16.0912.8%
Beauty Salon $41.10$37.3310.1%
Toothpaste $4.95$2.45102.1%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0016.8%
Movie $10.60$10.283.1%
Bowling $6.04$4.9322.5%

Groceries

ItemBiolaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.802.1%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4010.6%
Milk $2.37$2.0118.1%
Potatoes $2.63$3.0112.6%
Pizza $13.59$9.8937.5%
Beer $9.01$8.901.3%

Health Care

ItemBiolaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $129.44$102.1626.7%
Doctor $102.53$108.365.4%
Dentist $108.32$92.5317.1%
Ibuprofen $10.13$9.289.1%
Lipitor $418.44$425.821.7%

Housing

ItemBiolaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $123,900.00$184,700.0032.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,330.75$1,202.4410.7%
Apartment Rent $723.00$949.0023.8%

Transportation

ItemBiolaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.76$2.2423.1%
Tire Balancing $46.11$46.290.4%

Utilities

ItemBiolaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$259.33$165.9656.3%
Phone $24.98$28.6812.9%
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.
La Vina, CA2911088%
Bowles, CA21111111%
San Joaquin, CA4,01194-6%
Mayfair, CA4,60597-3%
Calwa, CA1,37899-1%
Biola, CA1,26596-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rush Springs, OK1,26577-23%
Fulton, TX1,26586-14%
West Kittanning, PA1,26590-10%
Claude, TX1,26583-17%
West Fairview, PA1,26592-8%
Biola, CA1,26596-4%
Source: The Biola, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.