March ARB 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.
IndexMarch ARBCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index122137100
IndexMarch ARBCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index107109100
Groceries index113118100
Health care index107111100
Housing index147189100
Transportation index138130100
Utilities index103112100

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  • The cost of living in March ARB is 10% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in March ARB is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in March ARB is 47% 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$138,472$11,539$3,231$4,155
Renters$67,880$5,657$1,584$2,037

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

ItemMarch ARBNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.80$15.5620.8%
Beauty Salon $61.40$36.1170.1%
Toothpaste $2.67$2.478.0%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $13.02$10.1328.5%
Bowling $6.27$4.7432.4%

Groceries

ItemMarch ARBNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.66$3.9816.9%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.414.3%
Milk $1.98$2.064.1%
Potatoes $2.54$2.9814.7%
Pizza $10.99$9.4716.0%
Beer $10.36$8.7917.8%

Health Care

ItemMarch ARBNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.11$101.040.1%
Doctor $96.33$107.4410.3%
Dentist $106.10$90.4217.3%
Ibuprofen $11.77$9.2826.8%
Lipitor $433.14$426.501.6%

Housing

ItemMarch ARBNational avg.Difference
Home Price $219,400.00$175,700.0024.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,096.05$1,133.23173.2%
Apartment Rent $1,823.00$920.0098.2%

Transportation

ItemMarch ARBNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.05$1.9953.1%
Tire Balancing $47.53$45.763.9%

Utilities

ItemMarch ARBNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$170.50$163.814.1%
Phone $29.19$28.392.8%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Homeland, CA5,92198-2%
Green Acres, CA2,3301033%
Meadowbrook, CA3,4471044%
Winchester, CA2,7171066%
Good Hope, CA8,9111066%
March ARB, CA1,12912222%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fairbank, IA1,12989-11%
Charlestown, NH1,1291055%
Wolcott, IN1,12983-17%
Victoria, KS1,12983-17%
Schall Circle, FL1,12988-12%
March ARB, CA1,12912222%
Source: The March ARB, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.