Copperopolis 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.
IndexCopperopolisCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index120135100
IndexCopperopolisCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index106107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index136189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index116116100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Copperopolis, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Copperopolis, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 120. This index is 12% lower than the California average, and 20% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Copperopolis, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in California, and it is 6% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Copperopolis is 12% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Copperopolis is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Copperopolis is 36% 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$55,789$4,649$1,302$1,674
Renters$91,813$7,651$2,142$2,755
The affordability of the housing market in Copperopolis, 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 Copperopolis, CA homeowners, the median income is $55,789. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,302 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $91,813. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $2,142 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%
The California sales tax and California income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Copperopolis, CA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The California sales tax is 7.5% and the maximum surtax is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemCopperopolisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $38.60$34.6811.3%
Toothpaste $3.23$2.4730.6%
Shampoo $1.33$1.0230.1%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $4.13$4.396.0%

Groceries

ItemCopperopolisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.71$4.485.2%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4614.1%
Milk $2.88$2.3622.2%
Potatoes $3.59$3.0617.3%
Pizza $13.29$9.2443.8%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemCopperopolisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.33$99.7826.6%
Doctor $101.25$105.033.6%
Dentist $85.71$88.703.4%
Ibuprofen $11.39$9.4121.0%
Lipitor $310.31$298.504.0%

Housing

ItemCopperopolisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $215,000.00$175,700.0022.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,229.16$1,081.0313.7%
Apartment Rent $1,539.00$920.0067.3%

Transportation

ItemCopperopolisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $54.04$45.2919.3%

Utilities

ItemCopperopolisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$231.09$170.8035.3%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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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San Andreas, CA2,8291066%
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Rancho Calaveras, CA5,73611515%
Angels, CA3,78211616%
Copperopolis, CA4,36512020%

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Copperopolis, CA4,36512020%
Source: The Copperopolis, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.