Oak Hills 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.
IndexOak HillsCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index122135100
IndexOak HillsCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index104109100
Housing index152189100
Transportation index127125100
Utilities index113116100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Oak Hills, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Oak Hills, CA is 122, which is 10% lower than the California average and 22% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Oak Hills, CA are 3% lower than the average for California and 4% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Oak Hills is 10% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Oak Hills is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Oak Hills is 52% 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$77,656$6,471$1,812$2,330
Renters$43,929$3,661$1,025$1,318
The affordability of the housing market in Oak Hills, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Oak Hills, CA homeowners, the median income is $77,656. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,812 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $43,929. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,025 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 Oak Hills, 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

ItemOak HillsNational 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

ItemOak HillsNational 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

ItemOak HillsNational 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

ItemOak HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $254,600.00$175,700.0044.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,759.31$1,081.03155.2%
Apartment Rent $1,541.00$920.0067.5%

Transportation

ItemOak HillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.0924.8%
Tire Balancing $60.00$45.2932.5%

Utilities

ItemOak HillsNational 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.
Adelanto, CA31,77398-2%
Phelan, CA12,9471011%
Mountain View Acres, CA3,5021011%
Victorville, CA119,6031044%
Hesperia, CA91,7571055%
Oak Hills, CA10,30812222%

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Oak Hills, CA10,30812222%
Source: The Oak Hills, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.