Mountain Center 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.
IndexMountain CenterCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index109135100
IndexMountain CenterCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index104109100
Housing indexn/a189100
Transportation index127125100
Utilities index113116100

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  • The cost of living in Mountain Center is 19% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Mountain Center is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mountain Center is equal to 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$0$0$0$0

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemMountain CenterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.89$14.5929.4%
Beauty Salon $60.96$34.6875.8%
Toothpaste $2.59$2.474.7%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $12.50$9.8726.7%
Bowling $5.79$4.3931.8%

Groceries

ItemMountain CenterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemMountain CenterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.42$99.784.7%
Doctor $95.57$105.039.0%
Dentist $102.40$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $11.60$9.4123.2%
Lipitor $281.41$298.505.7%

Housing

ItemMountain CenterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,759.31$1,081.03155.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemMountain CenterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.0924.8%
Tire Balancing $60.00$45.2932.5%

Utilities

ItemMountain CenterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.13$170.809.0%
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.
Cabazon, CA3,26696-4%
Garnet, CA6,38087-13%
Valle Vista, CA15,9951011%
Anza, CA2,3561033%
San Jacinto, CA45,4971033%
Mountain Center, CA751099%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Graf, IA7597-3%
Belknap, IL7574-26%
Speed, KS7575-25%
Morriston, FL7582-18%
White Bird, ID7582-18%
Mountain Center, CA751099%
Source: The Mountain Center, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.