Cudahy 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.
IndexCudahyCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index114135100
IndexCudahyCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index127189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Cudahy, CA is displayed above. In Cudahy, CA, the overall cost of living index is 114, which is 16% lower than the California average and 14% 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 Cudahy, 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 Cudahy is 16% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Cudahy is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cudahy is 27% 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$48,092$4,008$1,122$1,443
Renters$35,998$3,000$840$1,080
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Cudahy, 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 Cudahy, CA have a median income of $48,092. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,122 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $35,998, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $840.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
For those who live in Cudahy, CA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the California income tax rate and the California sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In California, the sales tax is 7.5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in California, the income tax rate ranges between 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemCudahyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.32$14.5925.5%
Beauty Salon $63.86$34.6884.1%
Toothpaste $2.90$2.4717.3%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $14.20$9.8743.9%
Bowling $6.63$4.3951.0%

Groceries

ItemCudahyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.16$4.487.1%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.62$2.3611.2%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemCudahyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.07$99.7826.3%
Doctor $97.27$105.037.4%
Dentist $110.00$88.7024.0%
Ibuprofen $12.16$9.4129.2%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemCudahyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $227,100.00$175,700.0029.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $1,134.00$920.0023.3%

Transportation

ItemCudahyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.63$2.0925.7%
Tire Balancing $46.96$45.293.7%

Utilities

ItemCudahyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.94$170.807.7%
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.
Vernon, CA591033%
Willowbrook, CA20,89711313%
Florence-Graham, CA62,81511414%
Compton, CA97,66311515%
West Rancho Dominguez, CA21,73911616%
Cudahy, CA24,07311414%

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San Fernando, CA24,05012222%
Maple Valley, WA24,04012525%
Cudahy, CA24,07311414%
Source: The Cudahy, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.