Lakeport 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.
Cost of living index113135100
Goods & Services index115107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index119109100
Housing index102189100
Transportation index131125100
Utilities index108116100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Lakeport, CA is shown above. Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in Lakeport, CA is 113, which is 16% lower than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 13% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Lakeport, CA goods and services come in at 8% higher than the average in California and are 15% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Lakeport is 16% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Lakeport is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lakeport is 2% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Lakeport, CA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Lakeport, CA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Lakeport, CA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Lakeport, CA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Lakeport, CA has a median income of about $51,042 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,191 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $26,108. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $609 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

California Sales Tax

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California Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Lakeport, CA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for California, as well as the rate for income tax in California. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for California is 10%, and the sales tax in the state of California is 7.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in California starts from 1% and goes up to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemLakeportNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.44$14.5926.4%
Beauty Salon $59.40$34.6871.3%
Toothpaste $3.14$2.4727.0%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $6.63$4.3951.0%


ItemLakeportNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$4.4811.3%
Fried Chicken $2.07$1.4641.4%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.93$8.6315.0%

Health Care

ItemLakeportNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.44$99.7820.7%
Doctor $127.57$105.0321.5%
Dentist $122.43$88.7038.0%
Ibuprofen $11.97$9.4127.2%
Lipitor $254.50$298.5014.7%


ItemLakeportNational avg.Difference
Home Price $184,300.00$175,700.004.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,294.70$1,081.03204.8%
Apartment Rent $884.00$920.003.9%


ItemLakeportNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.80$2.0933.8%
Tire Balancing $55.37$45.2922.3%


ItemLakeportNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$213.39$170.8024.9%
Phone $24.12$28.2614.6%
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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Lakeport, CA4,74611313%

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