Hemet 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.
IndexHemetCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index100135100
IndexHemetCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index104109100
Housing index77189100
Transportation index127125100
Utilities index113116100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Hemet, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Hemet, CA is 100, which is 26% lower than the California average and equal to that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Hemet, CA are 3% lower than the average for California and 4% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hemet is 26% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Hemet is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hemet is 23% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Hemet, CA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Hemet, CA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Hemet, CA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$39,397$3,283$919$1,182
Renters$25,810$2,151$602$774
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Hemet, 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 Hemet, CA have a median income of $39,397. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $919 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $25,810, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $602.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
The California sales tax and California income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Hemet, CA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The California sales tax is 7.5% and the maximum surtax is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemHemetNational 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

ItemHemetNational 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

ItemHemetNational 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

ItemHemetNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,000.00$175,700.0033.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,759.31$1,081.03155.2%
Apartment Rent $937.00$920.001.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemHemetNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cabazon, CA3,26696-4%
Homeland, CA5,92196-4%
Valle Vista, CA15,9951011%
Green Acres, CA2,3301011%
San Jacinto, CA45,4971033%
Hemet, CA81,203100-0%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fishers, IN81,0601022%
Meridian, ID81,02598-2%
Johns Creek, GA80,97912424%
Lakewood, CA80,92614141%
Chino, CA80,81013030%
Hemet, CA81,203100-0%
Source: The Hemet, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.