Foothill Farms 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.
IndexFoothill FarmsCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index105137100
IndexFoothill FarmsCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index109109100
Groceries index114118100
Health care index100111100
Housing index96189100
Transportation index125130100
Utilities index93112100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Foothill Farms, CA is displayed above. In Foothill Farms, CA, the overall cost of living index is 105, which is 23% lower than the California average and 5% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Foothill Farms, CA, the city's goods and services are equal to the California average and 9% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Foothill Farms is 23% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Foothill Farms is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Foothill Farms is 4% 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$56,364$4,697$1,315$1,691
Renters$31,960$2,663$746$959
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Foothill Farms, CA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Foothill Farms, CA homeowners, is $56,364. This would allow for a maximum of $1,315 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $31,960 which would result in a maximum of $746 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Foothill Farms, 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

ItemFoothill FarmsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.56$15.5619.2%
Beauty Salon $46.83$36.1129.7%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.7%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.0%
Movie $13.04$10.1328.8%
Bowling $6.06$4.7427.9%

Groceries

ItemFoothill FarmsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.33$3.988.6%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.412.3%
Milk $2.74$2.0632.9%
Potatoes $3.24$2.988.6%
Pizza $14.38$9.4751.8%
Beer $8.99$8.792.2%

Health Care

ItemFoothill FarmsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.75$101.0418.5%
Doctor $90.68$107.4415.6%
Dentist $93.33$90.423.2%
Ibuprofen $11.14$9.2820.0%
Lipitor $422.41$426.501.0%

Housing

ItemFoothill FarmsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $158,600.00$175,700.009.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,362.97$1,133.2320.3%
Apartment Rent $993.00$920.007.9%

Transportation

ItemFoothill FarmsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.69$1.9935.0%
Tire Balancing $46.66$45.762.0%

Utilities

ItemFoothill FarmsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.31$163.812.1%
Phone $23.33$28.3917.8%
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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McClellan Park, CA1,10398-2%
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Florin, CA50,7911044%
Parkway, CA14,7561044%
Foothill Farms, CA33,0241055%

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Foothill Farms, CA33,0241055%
Source: The Foothill Farms, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.