Del Aire 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.
IndexDel AireCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index149137100
IndexDel AireCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index107109100
Groceries index112118100
Health care index110111100
Housing index235189100
Transportation index134130100
Utilities index107112100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Del Aire, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Del Aire, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 149. This index is 9% higher than the California average, and 49% 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 Del Aire, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in California, and it is 7% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Del Aire is 9% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Del Aire is 49% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Del Aire is 135% 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$81,291$6,774$1,897$2,439
Renters$73,237$6,103$1,709$2,197
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Del Aire, 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 Del Aire, CA have a median income of $81,291. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,897 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $73,237, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,709.

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 Del Aire, 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

ItemDel AireNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.79$15.5620.7%
Beauty Salon $59.40$36.1164.5%
Toothpaste $2.83$2.4714.3%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $14.81$10.1346.2%
Bowling $6.45$4.7436.2%

Groceries

ItemDel AireNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.60$3.9815.5%
Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4111.6%
Milk $2.03$2.061.5%
Potatoes $2.66$2.9810.9%
Pizza $10.99$9.4716.0%
Beer $10.22$8.7916.2%

Health Care

ItemDel AireNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.40$101.0419.2%
Doctor $104.83$107.442.4%
Dentist $106.00$90.4217.2%
Ibuprofen $11.88$9.2828.0%
Lipitor $429.87$426.500.8%

Housing

ItemDel AireNational avg.Difference
Home Price $454,600.00$175,700.00158.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,409.78$1,133.23112.6%
Apartment Rent $1,656.00$920.0080.0%

Transportation

ItemDel AireNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.97$1.9949.0%
Tire Balancing $45.40$45.760.8%

Utilities

ItemDel AireNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$179.98$163.819.9%
Phone $29.19$28.392.8%
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, CA591055%
Willowbrook, CA20,89711616%
Florence-Graham, CA62,81511616%
Cudahy, CA24,07311616%
Compton, CA97,66311717%
Del Aire, CA10,40614949%

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Comstock Park, MI10,40787-13%
Manchester, VA10,40299-1%
Mount Airy, NC10,41191-9%
Columbia, PA10,39991-9%
Berwick, PA10,39891-9%
Del Aire, CA10,40614949%
Source: The Del Aire, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.