Dixon 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.
IndexDixonCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index122135100
IndexDixonCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index106107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index144189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index116116100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Dixon, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Dixon, CA is 122, which is 10% lower than the California average and 22% 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 Dixon, CA are 1% lower than the California average and 6% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Dixon is 10% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Dixon is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dixon is 44% 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$85,783$7,149$2,001$2,574
Renters$32,067$2,672$748$962
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Dixon, CA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Dixon, CA, the median monthly income is $85,783 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,001 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $32,067, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $748 on monthly rental expenses.

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 Dixon, 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

ItemDixonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $38.60$34.6811.3%
Toothpaste $3.23$2.4730.6%
Shampoo $1.33$1.0230.1%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $4.13$4.396.0%

Groceries

ItemDixonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.71$4.485.2%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4614.1%
Milk $2.88$2.3622.2%
Potatoes $3.59$3.0617.3%
Pizza $13.29$9.2443.8%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemDixonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.33$99.7826.6%
Doctor $101.25$105.033.6%
Dentist $85.71$88.703.4%
Ibuprofen $11.39$9.4121.0%
Lipitor $310.31$298.504.0%

Housing

ItemDixonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $264,800.00$175,700.0050.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,229.16$1,081.0313.7%
Apartment Rent $1,175.00$920.0027.7%

Transportation

ItemDixonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $54.04$45.2919.3%

Utilities

ItemDixonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$231.09$170.8035.3%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
University of California Davis, CA6,73511313%
Suisun City, CA28,62712323%
Winters, CA6,84312020%
Fairfield, CA107,98312727%
Elmira, CA24212424%
Dixon, CA18,71812222%

Cities with similar population

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Laurel, MS18,72077-23%
Oxon Hill, MD18,72311212%
Fairmont, WV18,74690-10%
Sherwood, OR18,68712828%
Seymour, IN18,68688-12%
Dixon, CA18,71812222%
Source: The Dixon, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.