Manchester 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.
IndexManchesterCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index149137100
IndexManchesterCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index119109100
Groceries index131118100
Health care index119111100
Housing index211189100
Transportation index136130100
Utilities index107112100

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  • The cost of living in Manchester is 9% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Manchester is 49% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Manchester is 111% 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$35,469$2,956$828$1,064
Renters$28,603$2,384$667$858

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.71$15.5620.2%
Beauty Salon $73.90$36.11104.7%
Toothpaste $3.20$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $1.17$0.9621.2%
Movie $12.75$10.1325.9%
Bowling $5.89$4.7424.5%

Groceries

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.13$3.983.7%
Fried Chicken $1.76$1.4124.8%
Milk $3.03$2.0646.8%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.2%
Pizza $11.00$9.4716.1%
Beer $9.59$8.799.0%

Health Care

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.57$101.0421.3%
Doctor $129.25$107.4420.3%
Dentist $118.69$90.4231.3%
Ibuprofen $11.70$9.2826.1%
Lipitor $391.33$426.508.2%

Housing

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $370,000.00$175,700.00110.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,530.00$1,133.23211.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.89$1.9945.0%
Tire Balancing $53.17$45.7616.2%

Utilities

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$203.84$163.8124.4%
Phone $24.12$28.3915.0%
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.
Philo, CA3171011%
Point Arena, CA40512828%
Anchor Bay, CA25415757%
Manchester, CA19314949%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Diehlstadt, MO19376-24%
Taylor, NE19373-27%
Bellmont, IL19377-23%
Madisonburg, PA19394-6%
Taunton, MN19381-19%
Manchester, CA19314949%
Source: The Manchester, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.