Forest Meadows 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.
IndexForest MeadowsCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index131137100
IndexForest MeadowsCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104109100
Groceries index103118100
Health care index108111100
Housing index179189100
Transportation index130130100
Utilities index127112100

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  • The cost of living in Forest Meadows is 4% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Forest Meadows is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Forest Meadows is 79% 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$86,161$7,180$2,010$2,585
Renters$38,875$3,240$907$1,166

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemForest MeadowsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.44$15.560.8%
Beauty Salon $40.33$36.1111.7%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.5%
Shampoo $1.14$0.9618.5%
Movie $9.44$10.136.7%
Bowling $5.67$4.7419.7%

Groceries

ItemForest MeadowsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$3.986.9%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4115.9%
Milk $2.40$2.0616.1%
Potatoes $2.93$2.981.6%
Pizza $11.17$9.4717.9%
Beer $8.87$8.790.8%

Health Care

ItemForest MeadowsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.92$101.0421.6%
Doctor $102.44$107.444.7%
Dentist $104.17$90.4215.2%
Ibuprofen $10.77$9.2816.1%
Lipitor $424.73$426.500.4%

Housing

ItemForest MeadowsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $344,400.00$175,700.0096.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,289.65$1,133.2313.8%
Apartment Rent $1,286.00$920.0039.8%

Transportation

ItemForest MeadowsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$1.9930.7%
Tire Balancing $58.12$45.7627.0%

Utilities

ItemForest MeadowsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$237.89$163.8145.2%
Phone $29.67$28.394.5%
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.
Long Barn, CA29111111%
San Andreas, CA2,8291044%
Jamestown, CA3,3941055%
East Sonora, CA2,1681088%
Tuolumne City, CA1,8241099%
Forest Meadows, CA1,67413131%

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Berino, NM1,67481-19%
Homer City, PA1,67483-17%
Wellington, UT1,67486-14%
Tombstone, AZ1,67485-15%
Stratford, WI1,67487-13%
Forest Meadows, CA1,67413131%
Source: The Forest Meadows, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.