French Valley 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.
IndexFrench ValleyCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index130135100
IndexFrench ValleyCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index104109100
Housing index177189100
Transportation index127125100
Utilities index113116100
A general summary of the cost of living index in French Valley, CA is shown above. Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in French Valley, CA is 130, which is 4% lower than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 30% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In French Valley, CA goods and services come in at 3% lower than the average in California and are 4% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in French Valley is 4% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in French Valley is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in French Valley 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$91,145$7,595$2,127$2,735
Renters$70,214$5,851$1,638$2,107
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in French Valley, CA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in French Valley, CA have a median income of $91,145. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,127 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $70,214, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,638.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When assessing the complete cost of living in French Valley, CA, the California income tax and the California sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The California maximum surtax is 10%, and the California sales tax is 7.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3% in California.

Goods & Services

ItemFrench ValleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.89$14.5929.4%
Beauty Salon $60.96$34.6875.8%
Toothpaste $2.59$2.474.7%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $12.50$9.8726.7%
Bowling $5.79$4.3931.8%

Groceries

ItemFrench ValleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemFrench ValleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.42$99.784.7%
Doctor $95.57$105.039.0%
Dentist $102.40$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $11.60$9.4123.2%
Lipitor $281.41$298.505.7%

Housing

ItemFrench ValleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $291,100.00$175,700.0065.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,759.31$1,081.03155.2%
Apartment Rent $1,880.00$920.00104.3%

Transportation

ItemFrench ValleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.0924.8%
Tire Balancing $60.00$45.2932.5%

Utilities

ItemFrench ValleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.13$170.809.0%
Phone $33.30$28.2617.8%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Homeland, CA5,92196-4%
Hemet, CA81,203100-0%
Valle Vista, CA15,9951011%
Green Acres, CA2,3301011%
Meadowbrook, CA3,4471055%
French Valley, CA26,75313030%

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Anderson, SC26,79887-13%
Bristol, TN26,70586-14%
French Valley, CA26,75313030%
Source: The French Valley, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.