Oakley 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.
IndexOakleyCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index122135100
IndexOakleyCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index106107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index146189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index116116100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Oakley, CA is displayed above. In Oakley, CA, the overall cost of living index is 122, which is 10% lower than the California average and 22% 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 Oakley, CA, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the California average and 6% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Oakley is 10% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Oakley is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Oakley is 46% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Oakley, CA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Oakley, CA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Oakley, CA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$89,156$7,430$2,080$2,675
Renters$42,572$3,548$993$1,277
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Oakley, CA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Oakley, CA homeowners have a median income of $89,156. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,080 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $42,572, which means there is a maximum of $993 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Oakley, 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

ItemOakleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $38.60$34.6811.3%
Toothpaste $3.23$2.4730.6%
Shampoo $1.33$1.0230.1%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $4.13$4.396.0%

Groceries

ItemOakleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.71$4.485.2%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4614.1%
Milk $2.88$2.3622.2%
Potatoes $3.59$3.0617.3%
Pizza $13.29$9.2443.8%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemOakleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.33$99.7826.6%
Doctor $101.25$105.033.6%
Dentist $85.71$88.703.4%
Ibuprofen $11.39$9.4121.0%
Lipitor $310.31$298.504.0%

Housing

ItemOakleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $249,200.00$175,700.0041.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,229.16$1,081.0313.7%
Apartment Rent $1,427.00$920.0055.1%

Transportation

ItemOakleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $54.04$45.2919.3%

Utilities

ItemOakleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$231.09$170.8035.3%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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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Isleton, CA7921055%
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Bay Point, CA21,58611313%
Bethel Island, CA2,15811313%
Rio Vista, CA7,64611717%
Oakley, CA37,39112222%

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Oakley, CA37,39112222%
Source: The Oakley, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.