Cutler 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.
IndexCutlerCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index98137100
IndexCutlerCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index100109100
Groceries index112118100
Health care index106111100
Housing index66189100
Transportation index126130100
Utilities index136112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Cutler, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Cutler, CA is 98, which is 28% lower than the California average and 2% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Cutler, CA are 9% lower than the California average and equal to the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Cutler is 28% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Cutler is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cutler is 34% 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$38,373$3,198$895$1,151
Renters$15,428$1,286$360$463
The affordability of the housing market in Cutler, 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 Cutler, CA homeowners, the median income is $38,373. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $895 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $15,428. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $360 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Cutler, CA, the California income tax and the California sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The California maximum surtax is 10%, and the California sales tax is 7.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3% in California.

Goods & Services

ItemCutlerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.45$15.567.2%
Beauty Salon $50.00$36.1138.5%
Toothpaste $3.53$2.4742.6%
Shampoo $1.28$0.9632.6%
Movie $8.67$10.1314.4%
Bowling $4.30$4.749.1%

Groceries

ItemCutlerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$3.987.0%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.412.2%
Milk $2.26$2.069.3%
Potatoes $3.81$2.9827.6%
Pizza $9.30$9.471.9%
Beer $8.37$8.794.8%

Health Care

ItemCutlerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.83$101.043.2%
Doctor $116.54$107.448.5%
Dentist $97.28$90.427.6%
Ibuprofen $10.79$9.2816.3%
Lipitor $424.55$426.500.5%

Housing

ItemCutlerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $113,400.00$175,700.0035.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,102.31$1,133.232.7%
Apartment Rent $640.00$920.0030.4%

Transportation

ItemCutlerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.75$1.9937.9%
Tire Balancing $46.10$45.760.7%

Utilities

ItemCutlerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$261.78$163.8159.8%
Phone $30.00$28.395.7%
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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Yettem, CA28511111%
Linnell Camp, CA56192-8%
London, CA2,08094-6%
Seville, CA43795-5%
Sultana, CA81396-4%
Cutler, CA4,22498-2%

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Cutler, CA4,22498-2%
Source: The Cutler, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.