Independence 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.
IndexIndependenceCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index103135100
IndexIndependenceCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index100107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index95189100
Transportation index115125100
Utilities index119116100

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  • The cost of living in Independence is 24% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Independence is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Independence is 5% 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$59,286$4,941$1,383$1,779
Renters$43,472$3,623$1,014$1,304

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemIndependenceNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $46.67$34.6834.6%
Toothpaste $2.67$2.478.0%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $8.83$9.8710.5%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemIndependenceNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.62$4.483.2%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.65$8.630.2%

Health Care

ItemIndependenceNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.50$99.785.3%
Doctor $102.67$105.032.3%
Dentist $97.00$88.709.4%
Ibuprofen $11.98$9.4127.3%
Lipitor $258.91$298.5013.3%

Housing

ItemIndependenceNational avg.Difference
Home Price $176,500.00$175,700.000.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,207.72$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $764.00$920.0017.0%

Transportation

ItemIndependenceNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.51$2.0920.0%
Tire Balancing $46.33$45.292.3%

Utilities

ItemIndependenceNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$246.03$170.8044.0%
Phone $23.95$28.2615.2%
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.
Independence, CA6811033%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Glen Ullin, ND68185-15%
Jefferson City, MT68111212%
Central City, CO68199-1%
Jennerstown, PA68192-8%
Borden, IN68190-10%
Independence, CA6811033%
Source: The Independence, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.