Delhi 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.
IndexDelhiCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index102135100
IndexDelhiCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index110117100
Health care index103109100
Housing index87189100
Transportation index114125100
Utilities index113116100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Delhi, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Delhi, CA is 102, which is 25% lower than the California average and 2% higher 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 Delhi, CA are 2% lower than the California average and 4% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Delhi is 25% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Delhi is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Delhi is 13% 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$51,429$4,286$1,200$1,543
Renters$28,438$2,370$664$853
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Delhi, CA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Delhi, CA homeowners, is $51,429. This would allow for a maximum of $1,200 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $28,438 which would result in a maximum of $664 to be spent on rental costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Delhi, CA is the California sales tax and California income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The California sales tax rate is 7.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemDelhiNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.49$14.5913.0%
Beauty Salon $43.50$34.6825.4%
Toothpaste $2.39$2.473.4%
Shampoo $1.39$1.0236.0%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemDelhiNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.15$4.4815.0%
Fried Chicken $1.61$1.4610.0%
Milk $2.76$2.3617.1%
Potatoes $3.19$3.064.2%
Pizza $13.17$9.2442.5%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemDelhiNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $134.00$99.7834.3%
Doctor $91.50$105.0312.9%
Dentist $92.00$88.703.7%
Ibuprofen $10.75$9.4114.2%
Lipitor $316.62$298.506.1%

Housing

ItemDelhiNational avg.Difference
Home Price $133,000.00$175,700.0024.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,906.33$1,081.0376.3%
Apartment Rent $1,035.00$920.0012.5%

Transportation

ItemDelhiNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.53$2.0921.1%
Tire Balancing $43.33$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemDelhiNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$231.09$170.8035.3%
Phone $22.99$28.2618.6%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rouse, CA1,75793-7%
Bystrom, CA3,80593-7%
Bret Harte, CA4,99893-7%
Parklawn, CA1,19185-15%
Airport, CA1,54796-4%
Delhi, CA9,9181022%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Northampton, PA9,9211044%
London, OH9,92487-13%
George Mason, VA9,92814545%
Weddington, NC9,90613636%
Troy, IL9,93198-2%
Delhi, CA9,9181022%
Source: The Delhi, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.