Calwa 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.
IndexCalwaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index91135100
IndexCalwaCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index100107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index56189100
Transportation index115125100
Utilities index119116100

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  • The cost of living in Calwa is 33% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Calwa is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Calwa is 44% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$33,611$2,801$784$1,008
Renters$17,903$1,492$418$537

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

ItemCalwaNational 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

ItemCalwaNational 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

ItemCalwaNational 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

ItemCalwaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $70,000.00$175,700.0060.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,207.72$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $864.00$920.006.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemCalwaNational 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%
Del Rey, CA1,48994-6%
Parlier, CA14,75095-5%
Raisin City, CA23295-5%
Mayfair, CA4,51297-3%
Calwa, CA1,33091-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Union Springs, NY1,33091-9%
Livermore, KY1,33080-20%
Woodway, WA1,330207107%
Hoxie, KS1,33082-18%
Toast, NC1,33092-8%
Calwa, CA1,33091-9%
Source: The Calwa, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.