Lakeside 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.
IndexLakesideCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index126137100
IndexLakesideCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index102109100
Groceries index113118100
Health care index108111100
Housing index164189100
Transportation index132130100
Utilities index113112100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Lakeside, CA is displayed above. In Lakeside, CA, the overall cost of living index is 126, which is 8% lower than the California average and 26% 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 Lakeside, CA, the city's goods and services are 7% lower than the California average and 2% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lakeside is 8% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Lakeside is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lakeside is 64% 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 used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Lakeside, CA to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Lakeside, CA, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Lakeside, CA salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$75,167$6,264$1,754$2,255
Renters$40,082$3,340$935$1,203
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 Lakeside, 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. Lakeside, CA has a median income of about $75,167 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,754 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $40,082. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $935 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Lakeside, CA you will want to make sure you consider both the California sales tax and the California income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in California is 7.5%, with the highest surtax being 10%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in California have a range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemLakesideNational 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

ItemLakesideNational 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

ItemLakesideNational 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

ItemLakesideNational avg.Difference
Home Price $321,900.00$175,700.0083.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,732.66$1,133.23141.1%
Apartment Rent $1,087.00$920.0018.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemLakesideNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Spring Valley, CA1,0001077%
Bostonia, CA16,46011919%
National City, CA59,54311919%
La Presa, CA34,73912323%
Lemon Grove, CA25,96312424%
Lakeside, CA21,07912626%

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Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA21,07615656%
Yucca Valley, CA21,0831055%
Hunters Creek, FL21,0641088%
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Papillion, NE21,10094-6%
Lakeside, CA21,07912626%
Source: The Lakeside, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.