King City 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.
IndexKing CityCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index118137100
IndexKing CityCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index125109100
Groceries index143118100
Health care index133111100
Housing index97189100
Transportation index130130100
Utilities index109112100
A general overview of the cost of living index for King City, CA is displayed above. In King City, CA, the overall cost of living index is 118, which is 14% lower than the California average and 18% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of King City, CA, the city's goods and services are 14% higher than the California average and 25% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in King City is 14% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in King City is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in King City is 3% 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$56,165$4,680$1,310$1,685
Renters$29,539$2,462$689$886
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in King City, 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 King City, CA have a median income of $56,165. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,310 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $29,539, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $689.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
For those who live in King City, CA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the California income tax rate and the California sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In California, the sales tax is 7.5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in California, the income tax rate ranges between 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemKing CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.55$15.5612.7%
Beauty Salon $40.77$36.1112.9%
Toothpaste $3.61$2.4745.8%
Shampoo $1.23$0.9627.1%
Movie $12.35$10.1321.9%
Bowling $7.64$4.7461.3%

Groceries

ItemKing CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.33$3.9858.8%
Fried Chicken $2.69$1.4191.3%
Milk $2.92$2.0641.3%
Potatoes $4.70$2.9857.6%
Pizza $13.06$9.4737.8%
Beer $9.48$8.797.8%

Health Care

ItemKing CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $151.96$101.0450.4%
Doctor $141.39$107.4431.6%
Dentist $138.51$90.4253.2%
Ibuprofen $10.75$9.2815.8%
Lipitor $420.03$426.501.5%

Housing

ItemKing CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $160,300.00$175,700.008.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $6,195.07$1,133.23446.7%
Apartment Rent $1,020.00$920.0010.9%

Transportation

ItemKing CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.74$1.9937.6%
Tire Balancing $51.66$45.7612.9%

Utilities

ItemKing CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$204.04$163.8124.6%
Phone $24.95$28.3912.1%
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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San Ardo, CA64796-4%
Greenfield, CA3,97411111%
San Lucas, CA24312020%
Greenfield city, CA16,71512121%
Pine Canyon, CA2,24312525%
King City, CA13,17111818%

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King City, CA13,17111818%
Source: The King City, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.