Hidden Valley Lake 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.
IndexHidden Valley LakeCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index114137100
IndexHidden Valley LakeCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index109109100
Groceries index114118100
Health care index100111100
Housing index123189100
Transportation index125130100
Utilities index93112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Hidden Valley Lake, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Hidden Valley Lake, CA is 114, which is 17% lower than the California average and 14% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Hidden Valley Lake, CA are equal to the California average and 9% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hidden Valley Lake is 17% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Hidden Valley Lake is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hidden Valley Lake is 23% 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$70,611$5,884$1,647$2,119
Renters$43,385$3,615$1,012$1,302
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Hidden Valley Lake, 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 Hidden Valley Lake, CA homeowners have a median income of $70,611. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,647 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $43,385, which means there is a maximum of $1,012 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 assessing the complete cost of living in Hidden Valley Lake, 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

ItemHidden Valley LakeNational 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

ItemHidden Valley LakeNational 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

ItemHidden Valley LakeNational 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

ItemHidden Valley LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $189,700.00$175,700.008.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,362.97$1,133.2320.3%
Apartment Rent $1,451.00$920.0057.7%

Transportation

ItemHidden Valley LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.69$1.9935.0%
Tire Balancing $46.66$45.762.0%

Utilities

ItemHidden Valley LakeNational 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.
Clearlake, CA15,12195-5%
Lower Lake, CA1,6201022%
Clearlake Riviera, CA2,9121077%
Soda Bay, CA1,3691077%
Cobb, CA1,1471099%
Hidden Valley Lake, CA6,16811414%

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Hidden Valley Lake, CA6,16811414%
Source: The Hidden Valley Lake, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.