Desert Shores 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.
IndexDesert ShoresCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index92135100
IndexDesert ShoresCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index111109100
Housing index48189100
Transportation index124125100
Utilities index122116100

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  • The cost of living in Desert Shores is 32% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Desert Shores is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Desert Shores is 52% 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$43,050$3,588$1,004$1,292
Renters$22,019$1,835$514$661

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemDesert ShoresNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.53$14.5927.0%
Beauty Salon $57.27$34.6865.1%
Toothpaste $2.74$2.4710.8%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $12.40$9.8725.7%
Bowling $5.52$4.3925.7%

Groceries

ItemDesert ShoresNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $2.54$2.367.8%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemDesert ShoresNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.65$99.784.9%
Doctor $109.87$105.034.6%
Dentist $109.00$88.7022.9%
Ibuprofen $12.99$9.4138.0%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemDesert ShoresNational avg.Difference
Home Price $56,400.00$175,700.0067.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,436.52$1,081.03125.4%
Apartment Rent $775.00$920.0015.8%

Transportation

ItemDesert ShoresNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.74$2.0931.0%
Tire Balancing $47.16$45.294.1%

Utilities

ItemDesert ShoresNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$214.73$170.8025.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oasis, CA5,80785-15%
Salton Sea Beach, CA75793-7%
Salton City, CA3,86795-5%
North Shore, CA3,18492-8%
Mecca, CA8,91297-3%
Desert Shores, CA1,03992-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Clark, SD1,03979-21%
Milford, PA1,03912020%
Baudette, MN1,03987-13%
Energy, IL1,03986-14%
Madison Lake, MN1,039100-0%
Desert Shores, CA1,03992-8%
Source: The Desert Shores, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.