Huntington Park 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.
IndexHuntington ParkCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index120135100
IndexHuntington ParkCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index145189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Huntington Park, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Huntington Park, CA is 120, which is 12% lower than the California average and 20% higher than 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 Huntington Park, CA are 1% lower than the average for California and 5% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Huntington Park is 12% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Huntington Park is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Huntington Park is 45% 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)
The affordability of the housing market in Huntington Park, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Huntington Park, CA homeowners, the median income is $62,337. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,454 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $27,371. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $639 used for their rent related monthly costs.

California Sales Tax

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California Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Huntington Park, CA is the California sales tax and California income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The California sales tax rate is 7.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemHuntington ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.32$14.5925.5%
Beauty Salon $63.86$34.6884.1%
Toothpaste $2.90$2.4717.3%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $14.20$9.8743.9%
Bowling $6.63$4.3951.0%


ItemHuntington ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.16$4.487.1%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.62$2.3611.2%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemHuntington ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.07$99.7826.3%
Doctor $97.27$105.037.4%
Dentist $110.00$88.7024.0%
Ibuprofen $12.16$9.4129.2%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%


ItemHuntington ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $287,900.00$175,700.0063.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $934.00$920.001.5%


ItemHuntington ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.63$2.0925.7%
Tire Balancing $46.96$45.293.7%


ItemHuntington ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.94$170.807.7%
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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Vernon, CA591033%
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Florence-Graham, CA62,81511414%
Cudahy, CA24,07311414%
Compton, CA97,66311515%
Huntington Park, CA58,78712020%

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Source: The Huntington Park, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.