Greenfield 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.
IndexGreenfieldCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index98135100
IndexGreenfieldCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index110117100
Health care index103109100
Housing index74189100
Transportation index114125100
Utilities index113116100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Greenfield, CA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Greenfield, CA being 98, that puts it 28% lower than the average of California and 2% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Greenfield, CA, the price of goods and services are 2% lower than the average of California as well as 4% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Greenfield is 28% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Greenfield is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greenfield is 26% 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$60,313$5,026$1,407$1,810
Renters$48,895$4,075$1,141$1,467
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Greenfield, CA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Greenfield, CA homeowners have a median income of $60,313. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,407 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $48,895, which means there is a maximum of $1,141 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Greenfield, CA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for California, as well as the rate for income tax in California. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for California is 10%, and the sales tax in the state of California is 7.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in California starts from 1% and goes up to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemGreenfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.49$14.5913.0%
Beauty Salon $43.50$34.6825.4%
Toothpaste $2.39$2.473.4%
Shampoo $1.39$1.0236.0%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemGreenfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.15$4.4815.0%
Fried Chicken $1.61$1.4610.0%
Milk $2.76$2.3617.1%
Potatoes $3.19$3.064.2%
Pizza $13.17$9.2442.5%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemGreenfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $134.00$99.7834.3%
Doctor $91.50$105.0312.9%
Dentist $92.00$88.703.7%
Ibuprofen $10.75$9.4114.2%
Lipitor $316.62$298.506.1%

Housing

ItemGreenfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,900.00$175,700.0035.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,906.33$1,081.0376.3%
Apartment Rent $888.00$920.003.5%

Transportation

ItemGreenfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.53$2.0921.1%
Tire Balancing $43.33$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemGreenfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$231.09$170.8035.3%
Phone $22.99$28.2618.6%
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.
King City, CA13,1711055%
San Lucas, CA2431066%
Greenfield city, CA16,7151088%
Soledad, CA26,00811010%
Pine Canyon, CA2,24311313%
Greenfield, CA3,97498-2%

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Greenfield, CA3,97498-2%
Source: The Greenfield, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.