Mayfair 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.
IndexMayfairCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index99137100
IndexMayfairCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104109100
Groceries index103118100
Health care index108111100
Housing index72189100
Transportation index130130100
Utilities index127112100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Mayfair, CA is shown above. Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in Mayfair, CA is 99, which is 27% lower than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 1% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Mayfair, CA goods and services come in at 5% lower than the average in California and are 4% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Mayfair is 27% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Mayfair is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mayfair is 28% 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$40,417$3,368$943$1,213
Renters$45,070$3,756$1,052$1,352
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Mayfair, CA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Mayfair, CA homeowners, is $40,417. This would allow for a maximum of $943 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $45,070 which would result in a maximum of $1,052 to be spent on rental costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
The California sales tax and California income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Mayfair, CA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The California sales tax is 7.5% and the maximum surtax is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemMayfairNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.44$15.560.8%
Beauty Salon $40.33$36.1111.7%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.5%
Shampoo $1.14$0.9618.5%
Movie $9.44$10.136.7%
Bowling $5.67$4.7419.7%

Groceries

ItemMayfairNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$3.986.9%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4115.9%
Milk $2.40$2.0616.1%
Potatoes $2.93$2.981.6%
Pizza $11.17$9.4717.9%
Beer $8.87$8.790.8%

Health Care

ItemMayfairNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.92$101.0421.6%
Doctor $102.44$107.444.7%
Dentist $104.17$90.4215.2%
Ibuprofen $10.77$9.2816.1%
Lipitor $424.73$426.500.4%

Housing

ItemMayfairNational avg.Difference
Home Price $108,700.00$175,700.0038.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,289.65$1,133.2313.8%
Apartment Rent $874.00$920.005.0%

Transportation

ItemMayfairNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$1.9930.7%
Tire Balancing $58.12$45.7627.0%

Utilities

ItemMayfairNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$237.89$163.8145.2%
Phone $29.67$28.394.5%
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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Biola, CA1,01793-7%
Calwa, CA1,33094-6%
Del Rey, CA1,48998-2%
Parlier, CA14,75099-1%
Raisin City, CA23298-2%
Mayfair, CA4,51299-1%

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Source: The Mayfair, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.