North Tustin 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 TustinCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index188135100
IndexNorth TustinCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index104109100
Housing index370189100
Transportation index127125100
Utilities index113116100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in North Tustin, CA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in North Tustin, CA being 188, that puts it 39% higher than the average of California and 88% 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 North Tustin, CA, the price of goods and services are 3% lower than the average of California as well as 4% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in North Tustin is 39% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in North Tustin is 88% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Tustin is 270% 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$126,784$10,565$2,958$3,804
Renters$71,250$5,938$1,662$2,138
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in North Tustin, 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 North Tustin, CA homeowners, is $126,784. This would allow for a maximum of $2,958 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $71,250 which would result in a maximum of $1,662 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 North Tustin, 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

ItemNorth TustinNational 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

ItemNorth TustinNational 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

ItemNorth TustinNational 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

ItemNorth TustinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $784,600.00$175,700.00346.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,759.31$1,081.03155.2%
Apartment Rent $1,773.00$920.0092.7%

Transportation

ItemNorth TustinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.0924.8%
Tire Balancing $60.00$45.2932.5%

Utilities

ItemNorth TustinNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Laguna Woods, CA16,30211515%
Stanton, CA38,45512323%
Corona, CA157,39513030%
Santa Ana, CA331,26613030%
South Whittier, CA58,32813030%
North Tustin, CA25,72418888%

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Neenah, WI25,69795-5%
West Memphis, AR25,76781-19%
Laurel, MD25,67311111%
North Tustin, CA25,72418888%
Source: The North Tustin, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.