Moorpark 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.
IndexMoorparkCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index159137100
IndexMoorparkCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index107109100
Groceries index112118100
Health care index110111100
Housing index268189100
Transportation index134130100
Utilities index107112100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Moorpark, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Moorpark, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 159. This index is 16% higher than the California average, and 59% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Moorpark, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in California, and it is 7% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Moorpark is 16% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Moorpark is 59% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Moorpark is 168% 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$121,149$10,096$2,827$3,635
Renters$53,799$4,483$1,255$1,614
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Moorpark, 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 Moorpark, CA homeowners, is $121,149. This would allow for a maximum of $2,827 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $53,799 which would result in a maximum of $1,255 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 Moorpark, 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

ItemMoorparkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.79$15.5620.7%
Beauty Salon $59.40$36.1164.5%
Toothpaste $2.83$2.4714.3%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $14.81$10.1346.2%
Bowling $6.45$4.7436.2%

Groceries

ItemMoorparkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.60$3.9815.5%
Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4111.6%
Milk $2.03$2.061.5%
Potatoes $2.66$2.9810.9%
Pizza $10.99$9.4716.0%
Beer $10.22$8.7916.2%

Health Care

ItemMoorparkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.40$101.0419.2%
Doctor $104.83$107.442.4%
Dentist $106.00$90.4217.2%
Ibuprofen $11.88$9.2828.0%
Lipitor $429.87$426.500.8%

Housing

ItemMoorparkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $532,000.00$175,700.00202.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,409.78$1,133.23112.6%
Apartment Rent $1,726.00$920.0087.6%

Transportation

ItemMoorparkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.97$1.9949.0%
Tire Balancing $45.40$45.760.8%

Utilities

ItemMoorparkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$179.98$163.819.9%
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.
Piru, CA2,07811111%
Val Verde, CA2,55012121%
Fillmore, CA15,20312525%
Santa Paula, CA29,99012626%
Castaic, CA18,61914040%
Moorpark, CA35,03315959%

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Olney, MD35,01714747%
West Hollywood, CA35,05316363%
Pahrump, NV35,00994-6%
Brighton, CO35,0041044%
Merritt Island, FL35,06396-4%
Moorpark, CA35,03315959%
Source: The Moorpark, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.