Monte Sereno 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.
IndexMonte SerenoCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index334138100
IndexMonte SerenoCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index122110100
Groceries index126115100
Health care index123109100
Housing index828196100
Transportation index130125100
Utilities index114114100

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  • The cost of living in Monte Sereno is 142% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Monte Sereno is 234% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Monte Sereno is 728% higher than the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 42% 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$211,458$17,622$4,934$6,344
Renters$112,250$9,354$2,619$3,368

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%

Goods & Services

ItemMonte SerenoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.86$16.0935.9%
Beauty Salon $69.62$37.3386.5%
Toothpaste $3.23$2.4532.0%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0019.6%
Movie $11.67$10.2813.6%
Bowling $6.78$4.9337.4%

Groceries

ItemMonte SerenoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.25$3.8011.8%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.408.1%
Milk $2.74$2.0136.6%
Potatoes $3.56$3.0118.1%
Pizza $12.11$9.8922.5%
Beer $9.55$8.907.3%

Health Care

ItemMonte SerenoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.71$102.1618.2%
Doctor $138.93$108.3628.2%
Dentist $122.57$92.5332.5%
Ibuprofen $11.92$9.2828.4%
Lipitor $416.12$425.822.3%

Housing

ItemMonte SerenoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $2,000,001.00$184,700.00982.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,702.60$1,202.44124.8%
Apartment Rent $2,216.00$949.00133.5%

Transportation

ItemMonte SerenoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.93$2.2430.3%
Tire Balancing $60.44$46.2930.6%

Utilities

ItemMonte SerenoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$230.24$165.9638.7%
Phone $24.33$28.6815.2%
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.
Mountain View CDP, CA2,58513434%
Zayante, CA94114343%
Lompico, CA90214444%
Boulder Creek, CA4,44215252%
Alum Rock, CA11,87715555%
Monte Sereno, CA3,514334234%

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Forestville, CA3,51415050%
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Marlboro, NY3,51411717%
Hahnville, LA3,5141044%
White City, FL3,5141044%
Monte Sereno, CA3,514334234%
Source: The Monte Sereno, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.