Marina del Rey 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.
IndexMarina del ReyCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index160135100
IndexMarina del ReyCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index279189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Marina del Rey, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Marina del Rey, CA is 160, which is 18% higher than the California average and 60% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Marina del Rey, CA are 1% lower than the average for California and 5% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Marina del Rey is 18% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Marina del Rey is 60% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marina del Rey is 179% 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$106,380$8,865$2,482$3,192
Renters$101,347$8,446$2,365$3,041
The affordability of the housing market in Marina del Rey, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Marina del Rey, CA homeowners, the median income is $106,380. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,482 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $101,347. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $2,365 used for their rent related monthly costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Marina del Rey, CA, the California income tax and the California sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The California maximum surtax is 10%, and the California sales tax is 7.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3% in California.

Goods & Services

ItemMarina del ReyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.32$14.5925.5%
Beauty Salon $63.86$34.6884.1%
Toothpaste $2.90$2.4717.3%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $14.20$9.8743.9%
Bowling $6.63$4.3951.0%

Groceries

ItemMarina del ReyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.16$4.487.1%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.62$2.3611.2%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemMarina del ReyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.07$99.7826.3%
Doctor $97.27$105.037.4%
Dentist $110.00$88.7024.0%
Ibuprofen $12.16$9.4129.2%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemMarina del ReyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $536,300.00$175,700.00205.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

ItemMarina del ReyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.63$2.0925.7%
Tire Balancing $46.96$45.293.7%

Utilities

ItemMarina del ReyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.94$170.807.7%
Phone $33.30$28.2617.8%
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.
Vernon, CA591033%
Willowbrook, CA20,89711313%
Florence-Graham, CA62,81511414%
Compton, CA97,66311515%
West Rancho Dominguez, CA21,73911616%
Marina del Rey, CA9,15716060%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Linganore, MD9,15412424%
Hartland, WI9,1611088%
Ellisville, MO9,1621099%
Louisville, OH9,15192-8%
Covington, LA9,1511011%
Marina del Rey, CA9,15716060%
Source: The Marina del Rey, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.