Bonita 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.
IndexBonitaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index154137100
IndexBonitaCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index102109100
Groceries index113118100
Health care index108111100
Housing index257189100
Transportation index132130100
Utilities index113112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Bonita, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Bonita, CA is 154, which is 13% higher than the California average and 54% 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 Bonita, CA are 7% lower than the California average and 2% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Bonita is 13% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Bonita is 54% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bonita is 157% 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$98,291$8,191$2,293$2,949
Renters$62,460$5,205$1,457$1,874
The affordability of the housing market in Bonita, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Bonita, CA homeowners, the median income is $98,291. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,293 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $62,460. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,457 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 Bonita, 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

ItemBonitaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.86$15.5621.1%
Beauty Salon $54.73$36.1151.6%
Toothpaste $2.88$2.4716.6%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $12.99$10.1328.3%
Bowling $5.06$4.746.9%

Groceries

ItemBonitaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.82$3.9821.1%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.410.2%
Milk $1.98$2.064.1%
Potatoes $2.77$2.987.1%
Pizza $9.49$9.470.2%
Beer $10.36$8.7917.8%

Health Care

ItemBonitaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.12$101.041.1%
Doctor $105.00$107.442.3%
Dentist $103.33$90.4214.3%
Ibuprofen $11.77$9.2826.8%
Lipitor $429.20$426.500.6%

Housing

ItemBonitaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $508,800.00$175,700.00189.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,732.66$1,133.23141.1%
Apartment Rent $1,660.00$920.0080.4%

Transportation

ItemBonitaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.87$1.9943.9%
Tire Balancing $47.56$45.763.9%

Utilities

ItemBonitaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$199.86$163.8122.0%
Phone $28.79$28.391.4%
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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Spring Valley, CA1,0001077%
Bostonia, CA16,46011919%
National City, CA59,54311919%
La Presa, CA34,73912323%
Lemon Grove, CA25,96312424%
Bonita, CA13,86415454%

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