Camp Pendleton South 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.
IndexCamp Pendleton SouthCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index140135100
IndexCamp Pendleton SouthCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index111109100
Housing index207189100
Transportation index124125100
Utilities index122116100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Camp Pendleton South, CA is displayed above. In Camp Pendleton South, CA, the overall cost of living index is 140, which is 3% higher than the California average and 40% 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 Camp Pendleton South, CA, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the California average and 5% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Camp Pendleton South is 3% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Camp Pendleton South is 40% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Camp Pendleton South is 107% 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$43,742$3,645$1,021$1,312
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Camp Pendleton South, CA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Camp Pendleton South, CA has a median income of about $0 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $0 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $43,742. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,021 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Camp Pendleton South, CA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for California, as well as the rate for income tax in California. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for California is 10%, and the sales tax in the state of California is 7.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in California starts from 1% and goes up to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemCamp Pendleton SouthNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.53$14.5927.0%
Beauty Salon $57.27$34.6865.1%
Toothpaste $2.74$2.4710.8%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $12.40$9.8725.7%
Bowling $5.52$4.3925.7%

Groceries

ItemCamp Pendleton SouthNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $2.54$2.367.8%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemCamp Pendleton SouthNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.65$99.784.9%
Doctor $109.87$105.034.6%
Dentist $109.00$88.7022.9%
Ibuprofen $12.99$9.4138.0%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemCamp Pendleton SouthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,436.52$1,081.03125.4%
Apartment Rent $1,906.00$920.00107.2%

Transportation

ItemCamp Pendleton SouthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.74$2.0931.0%
Tire Balancing $47.16$45.294.1%

Utilities

ItemCamp Pendleton SouthNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$214.73$170.8025.7%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Vista, CA96,18113232%
Camp Pendleton North, CA6,43613333%
Oceanside, CA171,40013434%
Fallbrook, CA31,43513434%
Rainbow, CA1,67813535%
Camp Pendleton South, CA12,69114040%

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Wakefield, VA12,68416060%
Camp Pendleton South, CA12,69114040%
Source: The Camp Pendleton South, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.