El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) 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 Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)CaliforniaNational
Cost of living index131137100
IndexEl Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)CaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index100109100
Groceries index112118100
Health care index106111100
Housing index177189100
Transportation index126130100
Utilities index136112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA is 131, which is 4% lower than the California average and 31% 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 Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA are 9% lower than the California average and equal to the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) is 4% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) is 77% 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$73,920$6,160$1,725$2,218
Renters$45,155$3,763$1,054$1,355
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), 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 Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA, the median monthly income is $73,920 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,725 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $45,155, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,054 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%
For those who live in El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), 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 Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)National avg.Difference
Haircut $14.45$15.567.2%
Beauty Salon $50.00$36.1138.5%
Toothpaste $3.53$2.4742.6%
Shampoo $1.28$0.9632.6%
Movie $8.67$10.1314.4%
Bowling $4.30$4.749.1%

Groceries

ItemEl Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)National avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$3.987.0%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.412.2%
Milk $2.26$2.069.3%
Potatoes $3.81$2.9827.6%
Pizza $9.30$9.471.9%
Beer $8.37$8.794.8%

Health Care

ItemEl Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)National avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.83$101.043.2%
Doctor $116.54$107.448.5%
Dentist $97.28$90.427.6%
Ibuprofen $10.79$9.2816.3%
Lipitor $424.55$426.500.5%

Housing

ItemEl Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)National avg.Difference
Home Price $350,400.00$175,700.0099.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,102.31$1,133.232.7%
Apartment Rent $1,138.00$920.0023.7%

Transportation

ItemEl Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)National avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.75$1.9937.9%
Tire Balancing $46.10$45.760.7%

Utilities

ItemEl Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)National avg.Difference
All Electricity$261.78$163.8159.8%
Phone $30.00$28.395.7%
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.

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Whitley Gardens, CA16613939%
El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA30,52213131%

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Sun Prairie, WI30,6011077%
El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA30,52213131%
Source: The El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.