La Presa 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.
IndexLa PresaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index123137100
IndexLa PresaCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index102109100
Groceries index113118100
Health care index108111100
Housing index152189100
Transportation index132130100
Utilities index113112100
An overview of the general cost of living index for La Presa, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in La Presa, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 123. This index is 10% lower than the California average, and 23% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in La Presa, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 7% lower than it is in California, and it is 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in La Presa is 10% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in La Presa is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in La Presa is 52% 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$70,855$5,905$1,653$2,126
Renters$42,598$3,550$994$1,278
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in La Presa, 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 La Presa, CA have a median income of $70,855. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,653 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $42,598, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $994.

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 La Presa, 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

ItemLa PresaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.86$15.5621.1%
Beauty Salon $54.73$36.1151.6%
Toothpaste $2.88$2.4716.6%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $12.99$10.1328.3%
Bowling $5.06$4.746.9%

Groceries

ItemLa PresaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.82$3.9821.1%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.410.2%
Milk $1.98$2.064.1%
Potatoes $2.77$2.987.1%
Pizza $9.49$9.470.2%
Beer $10.36$8.7917.8%

Health Care

ItemLa PresaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.12$101.041.1%
Doctor $105.00$107.442.3%
Dentist $103.33$90.4214.3%
Ibuprofen $11.77$9.2826.8%
Lipitor $429.20$426.500.6%

Housing

ItemLa PresaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $280,100.00$175,700.0059.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,732.66$1,133.23141.1%
Apartment Rent $1,239.00$920.0034.7%

Transportation

ItemLa PresaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.87$1.9943.9%
Tire Balancing $47.56$45.763.9%

Utilities

ItemLa PresaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$199.86$163.8122.0%
Phone $28.79$28.391.4%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Spring Valley, CA1,0001077%
Bostonia, CA16,46011919%
National City, CA59,54311919%
Lemon Grove, CA25,96312424%
Lakeside, CA21,07912626%
La Presa, CA34,73912323%

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Stow, OH34,74196-4%
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Richmond West, FL34,82511313%
Boardman, OH34,83587-13%
La Presa, CA34,73912323%
Source: The La Presa, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.