El Granada 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.
IndexEl GranadaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index195135100
IndexEl GranadaCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index115107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index119109100
Housing index373189100
Transportation index131125100
Utilities index108116100
Displayed above is a general overview of the El Granada, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in El Granada, CA is 195, which is 44% higher than the California average and 95% 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 El Granada, CA are 8% higher than the California average and 15% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in El Granada is 44% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in El Granada is 95% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in El Granada is 273% 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in El Granada, 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 El Granada, CA, the median monthly income is $139,583 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $3,257 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $52,917, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,235 on monthly rental expenses.

California Sales Tax

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California Income Tax

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For those who live in El Granada, CA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the California income tax rate and the California sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In California, the sales tax is 7.5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in California, the income tax rate ranges between 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemEl GranadaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.44$14.5926.4%
Beauty Salon $59.40$34.6871.3%
Toothpaste $3.14$2.4727.0%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $6.63$4.3951.0%


ItemEl GranadaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$4.4811.3%
Fried Chicken $2.07$1.4641.4%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.93$8.6315.0%

Health Care

ItemEl GranadaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.44$99.7820.7%
Doctor $127.57$105.0321.5%
Dentist $122.43$88.7038.0%
Ibuprofen $11.97$9.4127.2%
Lipitor $254.50$298.5014.7%


ItemEl GranadaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $790,200.00$175,700.00349.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,294.70$1,081.03204.8%
Apartment Rent $1,799.00$920.0095.5%


ItemEl GranadaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.80$2.0933.8%
Tire Balancing $55.37$45.2922.3%


ItemEl GranadaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$213.39$170.8024.9%
Phone $24.12$28.2614.6%
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.

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El Granada, CA5,37719595%

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Source: The El Granada, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.