Bowles 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.
IndexBowlesCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index108135100
IndexBowlesCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index100107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index114189100
Transportation index115125100
Utilities index119116100

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  • The cost of living in Bowles is 20% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Bowles is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bowles is 14% 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$31,964$2,664$746$959
Renters$26,500$2,208$618$795

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

ItemBowlesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $46.67$34.6834.6%
Toothpaste $2.67$2.478.0%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $8.83$9.8710.5%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemBowlesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.62$4.483.2%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.65$8.630.2%

Health Care

ItemBowlesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.50$99.785.3%
Doctor $102.67$105.032.3%
Dentist $97.00$88.709.4%
Ibuprofen $11.98$9.4127.3%
Lipitor $258.91$298.5013.3%

Housing

ItemBowlesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $235,000.00$175,700.0033.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,207.72$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $633.00$920.0031.2%

Transportation

ItemBowlesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.51$2.0920.0%
Tire Balancing $46.33$45.292.3%

Utilities

ItemBowlesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$246.03$170.8044.0%
Phone $23.95$28.2615.2%
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.
Biola, CA1,01791-9%
Calwa, CA1,33091-9%
Lanare, CA39891-9%
Del Rey, CA1,48994-6%
Parlier, CA14,75095-5%
Bowles, CA1821088%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Latty, OH18282-18%
Clear Creek, CA18211414%
Twin Lakes CDP, MN18291-9%
Baylis, IL18276-24%
Monaville, WV18279-21%
Bowles, CA1821088%
Source: The Bowles, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.