McKinleyville 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.
IndexMcKinleyvilleCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index134135100
IndexMcKinleyvilleCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index115107100
Groceries index133117100
Health care index120109100
Housing index149189100
Transportation index154125100
Utilities index136116100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in McKinleyville, CA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in McKinleyville, CA being 134, that puts it 1% lower than the average of California and 34% higher 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 McKinleyville, CA, the price of goods and services are 7% higher than the average of California as well as 15% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in McKinleyville is 1% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in McKinleyville is 34% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in McKinleyville is 49% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in McKinleyville, CA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in McKinleyville, CA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the McKinleyville, CA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$64,076$5,340$1,495$1,922
Renters$29,578$2,465$690$887
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in McKinleyville, 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 McKinleyville, CA homeowners, is $64,076. This would allow for a maximum of $1,495 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $29,578 which would result in a maximum of $690 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in McKinleyville, 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

ItemMcKinleyvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$14.599.6%
Beauty Salon $50.00$34.6844.2%
Toothpaste $3.79$2.4753.2%
Shampoo $1.32$1.0229.2%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $2.88$4.3934.4%

Groceries

ItemMcKinleyvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.12$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.84$1.4625.7%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $3.87$3.0626.4%
Pizza $15.99$9.2473.0%
Beer $9.24$8.637.0%

Health Care

ItemMcKinleyvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.00$99.7820.3%
Doctor $111.81$105.036.5%
Dentist $121.33$88.7036.8%
Ibuprofen $11.87$9.4126.1%
Lipitor $320.00$298.507.2%

Housing

ItemMcKinleyvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $293,000.00$175,700.0066.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,907.43$1,081.03169.0%
Apartment Rent $993.00$920.007.9%

Transportation

ItemMcKinleyvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.60$2.0972.1%
Tire Balancing $46.00$45.291.6%

Utilities

ItemMcKinleyvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$252.17$170.8047.6%
Phone $33.50$28.2618.6%
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.
Samoa, CA30511414%
Manila, CA67311616%
Indianola, CA88911818%
Eureka, CA27,03912020%
Blue Lake, CA1,25813232%
McKinleyville, CA16,44813434%

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Martha Lake, WA16,44112525%
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Bostonia, CA16,46012020%
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McKinleyville, CA16,44813434%
Source: The McKinleyville, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.