Lemon Hill 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.
IndexLemon HillCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index97137100
IndexLemon HillCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index109109100
Groceries index114118100
Health care index100111100
Housing index69189100
Transportation index125130100
Utilities index93112100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Lemon Hill, CA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Lemon Hill, CA being 97, that puts it 29% lower than the average of California and 3% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Lemon Hill, CA, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of California as well as 9% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lemon Hill is 29% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Lemon Hill is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lemon Hill is 31% 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$40,000$3,333$933$1,200
Renters$21,358$1,780$498$641
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Lemon Hill, CA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Lemon Hill, CA homeowners have a median income of $40,000. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $933 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $21,358, which means there is a maximum of $498 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Lemon Hill, 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

ItemLemon HillNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.56$15.5619.2%
Beauty Salon $46.83$36.1129.7%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.7%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.0%
Movie $13.04$10.1328.8%
Bowling $6.06$4.7427.9%

Groceries

ItemLemon HillNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.33$3.988.6%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.412.3%
Milk $2.74$2.0632.9%
Potatoes $3.24$2.988.6%
Pizza $14.38$9.4751.8%
Beer $8.99$8.792.2%

Health Care

ItemLemon HillNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.75$101.0418.5%
Doctor $90.68$107.4415.6%
Dentist $93.33$90.423.2%
Ibuprofen $11.14$9.2820.0%
Lipitor $422.41$426.501.0%

Housing

ItemLemon HillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $101,800.00$175,700.0042.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,362.97$1,133.2320.3%
Apartment Rent $858.00$920.006.7%

Transportation

ItemLemon HillNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.69$1.9935.0%
Tire Balancing $46.66$45.762.0%

Utilities

ItemLemon HillNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.31$163.812.1%
Phone $23.33$28.3917.8%
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.
Moskowite Corner, CA17290-10%
Green Valley, CA1,02212121%
Suisun City, CA28,62712424%
Winters, CA6,84311818%
Fairfield, CA107,98312727%
Lemon Hill, CA12,76797-3%

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Vadnais Heights, MN12,7701066%
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Athens, TX12,78284-16%
Southern Pines, NC12,7821077%
Lemon Hill, CA12,76797-3%
Source: The Lemon Hill, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.