East Rancho Dominguez 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 Rancho DominguezCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index118137100
IndexEast Rancho DominguezCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index107109100
Groceries index112118100
Health care index110111100
Housing index134189100
Transportation index134130100
Utilities index107112100
An overview of the general cost of living index for East Rancho Dominguez, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in East Rancho Dominguez, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 118. This index is 13% lower than the California average, and 18% 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 Rancho Dominguez, 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.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Rancho Dominguez is 13% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in East Rancho Dominguez is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Rancho Dominguez is 34% 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$60,971$5,081$1,423$1,829
Renters$33,137$2,761$773$994
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in East Rancho Dominguez, 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 Rancho Dominguez, CA homeowners have a median income of $60,971. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,423 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $33,137, which means there is a maximum of $773 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in East Rancho Dominguez, 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

ItemEast Rancho DominguezNational 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

ItemEast Rancho DominguezNational 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

ItemEast Rancho DominguezNational 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

ItemEast Rancho DominguezNational avg.Difference
Home Price $243,600.00$175,700.0038.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,409.78$1,133.23112.6%
Apartment Rent $1,133.00$920.0023.2%

Transportation

ItemEast Rancho DominguezNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.97$1.9949.0%
Tire Balancing $45.40$45.760.8%

Utilities

ItemEast Rancho DominguezNational 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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East Rancho Dominguez, CA15,34311818%

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East Rancho Dominguez, CA15,34311818%
Source: The East Rancho Dominguez, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.