East Hemet 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.
IndexEast HemetCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index106137100
IndexEast HemetCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index107109100
Groceries index113118100
Health care index107111100
Housing index93189100
Transportation index138130100
Utilities index103112100
An overview of the general cost of living index for East Hemet, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in East Hemet, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 106. This index is 22% lower than the California average, and 6% 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 East Hemet, 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 East Hemet is 22% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in East Hemet is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Hemet is 7% 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$53,031$4,419$1,237$1,591
Renters$33,297$2,775$777$999
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in East Hemet, CA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In East Hemet, CA homeowners have a median income of $53,031. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,237 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $33,297, which means there is a maximum of $777 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When you are determining the total cost of living in East Hemet, CA you will want to make sure you consider both the California sales tax and the California income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in California is 7.5%, with the highest surtax being 10%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in California have a range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemEast HemetNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.80$15.5620.8%
Beauty Salon $61.40$36.1170.1%
Toothpaste $2.67$2.478.0%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $13.02$10.1328.5%
Bowling $6.27$4.7432.4%

Groceries

ItemEast HemetNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.66$3.9816.9%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.414.3%
Milk $1.98$2.064.1%
Potatoes $2.54$2.9814.7%
Pizza $10.99$9.4716.0%
Beer $10.36$8.7917.8%

Health Care

ItemEast HemetNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.11$101.040.1%
Doctor $96.33$107.4410.3%
Dentist $106.10$90.4217.3%
Ibuprofen $11.77$9.2826.8%
Lipitor $433.14$426.501.6%

Housing

ItemEast HemetNational avg.Difference
Home Price $146,900.00$175,700.0016.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,096.05$1,133.23173.2%
Apartment Rent $1,057.00$920.0014.9%

Transportation

ItemEast HemetNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.05$1.9953.1%
Tire Balancing $47.53$45.763.9%

Utilities

ItemEast HemetNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$170.50$163.814.1%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mountain Center, CA7511212%
Cabazon, CA3,26698-2%
Homeland, CA5,92198-2%
Hemet, CA81,2031011%
Valle Vista, CA15,9951022%
East Hemet, CA18,1881066%

Cities with similar population

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Middleton, WI18,18511515%
Pampa, TX18,18078-22%
Battle Ground, WA18,16811212%
Wisconsin Rapids, WI18,16283-17%
Onalaska, WI18,14898-2%
East Hemet, CA18,1881066%
Source: The East Hemet, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.