Calimesa 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.
IndexCalimesaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index106135100
IndexCalimesaCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index104109100
Housing index97189100
Transportation index127125100
Utilities index113116100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Calimesa, CA is displayed above. In Calimesa, CA, the overall cost of living index is 106, which is 22% lower than the California average and 6% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Calimesa, CA, the city's goods and services are 3% lower than the California average and 4% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Calimesa is 22% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Calimesa is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Calimesa is 3% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Calimesa, CA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Calimesa, CA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Calimesa, CA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$45,637$3,803$1,065$1,369
Renters$31,598$2,633$737$948
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Calimesa, CA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Calimesa, CA have a median income of $45,637. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,065 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $31,598, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $737.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Calimesa, CA you will want to make sure you consider both the California sales tax and the California income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in California is 7.5%, with the highest surtax being 10%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in California have a range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemCalimesaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.89$14.5929.4%
Beauty Salon $60.96$34.6875.8%
Toothpaste $2.59$2.474.7%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $12.50$9.8726.7%
Bowling $5.79$4.3931.8%

Groceries

ItemCalimesaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemCalimesaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.42$99.784.7%
Doctor $95.57$105.039.0%
Dentist $102.40$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $11.60$9.4123.2%
Lipitor $281.41$298.505.7%

Housing

ItemCalimesaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $160,500.00$175,700.008.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,759.31$1,081.03155.2%
Apartment Rent $1,007.00$920.009.5%

Transportation

ItemCalimesaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.0924.8%
Tire Balancing $60.00$45.2932.5%

Utilities

ItemCalimesaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.13$170.809.0%
Phone $33.30$28.2617.8%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
San Jacinto, CA45,4971033%
San Bernardino, CA213,0441044%
Good Hope, CA8,9111033%
Banning, CA30,2811055%
Lakeview, CA1,7231099%
Calimesa, CA8,1431066%

Cities with similar population

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Pike Creek, DE8,14212929%
Prien, LA8,14294-6%
Oak Grove, MN8,14511313%
Grand Blanc, MI8,14790-10%
Seneca, SC8,14787-13%
Calimesa, CA8,1431066%
Source: The Calimesa, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.