Forest Ranch 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 RanchCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index127137100
IndexForest RanchCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index109109100
Groceries index114118100
Health care index100111100
Housing index168189100
Transportation index125130100
Utilities index93112100

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  • The cost of living in Forest Ranch is 7% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Forest Ranch is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Forest Ranch is 68% 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$41,888$3,491$977$1,257
Renters$0$0$0$0

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 RanchNational 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

ItemForest RanchNational 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

ItemForest RanchNational 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

ItemForest RanchNational avg.Difference
Home Price $296,000.00$175,700.0068.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,362.97$1,133.2320.3%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemForest RanchNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.69$1.9935.0%
Tire Balancing $46.66$45.762.0%

Utilities

ItemForest RanchNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Butte Meadows, CA341077%
Concow, CA5391000%
Yankee Hill, CA2421011%
Magalia, CA11,4671044%
Cohasset, CA8081088%
Forest Ranch, CA1,06412727%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tom Bean, TX1,06478-22%
Crosby, ND1,06485-15%
Newport, DE1,0641066%
Milford, NJ1,06511919%
Talpa, NM1,06511212%
Forest Ranch, CA1,06412727%
Source: The Forest Ranch, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.