North Auburn 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.
IndexNorth AuburnCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index128135100
IndexNorth AuburnCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index115107100
Groceries index133117100
Health care index120109100
Housing index130189100
Transportation index154125100
Utilities index136116100
A general overview of the cost of living index for North Auburn, CA is displayed above. In North Auburn, CA, the overall cost of living index is 128, which is 6% lower than the California average and 28% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of North Auburn, CA, the city's goods and services are 7% higher than the California average and 15% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in North Auburn is 6% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in North Auburn is 28% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Auburn is 30% 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$61,620$5,135$1,438$1,849
Renters$37,159$3,097$867$1,115
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in North Auburn, CA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in North Auburn, CA have a median income of $61,620. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,438 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $37,159, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $867.

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 North Auburn, 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

ItemNorth AuburnNational 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

ItemNorth AuburnNational 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

ItemNorth AuburnNational 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

ItemNorth AuburnNational avg.Difference
Home Price $248,400.00$175,700.0041.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,907.43$1,081.03169.0%
Apartment Rent $959.00$920.004.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemNorth AuburnNational 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.
Cold Springs, CA62311717%
Colfax, CA2,42412121%
Foresthill, CA1,34512424%
Georgetown, CA2,45812626%
Antelope, CA47,79811717%
North Auburn, CA14,01112828%

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North Auburn, CA14,01112828%
Source: The North Auburn, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.