Old Fig Garden 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.
IndexOld Fig GardenCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index120137100
IndexOld Fig GardenCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104109100
Groceries index103118100
Health care index108111100
Housing index143189100
Transportation index130130100
Utilities index127112100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Old Fig Garden, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Old Fig Garden, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 120. This index is 12% lower than the California average, and 20% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Old Fig Garden, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 5% lower than it is in California, and it is 4% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Old Fig Garden is 12% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Old Fig Garden is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Old Fig Garden is 43% 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$78,512$6,543$1,832$2,356
Renters$31,901$2,658$744$957
The affordability of the housing market in Old Fig Garden, 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 Old Fig Garden, CA homeowners, the median income is $78,512. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,832 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $31,901. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $744 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 Old Fig Garden, 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

ItemOld Fig GardenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.44$15.560.8%
Beauty Salon $40.33$36.1111.7%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.5%
Shampoo $1.14$0.9618.5%
Movie $9.44$10.136.7%
Bowling $5.67$4.7419.7%

Groceries

ItemOld Fig GardenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$3.986.9%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4115.9%
Milk $2.40$2.0616.1%
Potatoes $2.93$2.981.6%
Pizza $11.17$9.4717.9%
Beer $8.87$8.790.8%

Health Care

ItemOld Fig GardenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.92$101.0421.6%
Doctor $102.44$107.444.7%
Dentist $104.17$90.4215.2%
Ibuprofen $10.77$9.2816.1%
Lipitor $424.73$426.500.4%

Housing

ItemOld Fig GardenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $285,100.00$175,700.0062.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,289.65$1,133.2313.8%
Apartment Rent $902.00$920.002.0%

Transportation

ItemOld Fig GardenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$1.9930.7%
Tire Balancing $58.12$45.7627.0%

Utilities

ItemOld Fig GardenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$237.89$163.8145.2%
Phone $29.67$28.394.5%
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.
Biola, CA1,01793-7%
Calwa, CA1,33094-6%
Del Rey, CA1,48998-2%
Parkwood, CA2,87998-2%
Parlier, CA14,75099-1%
Old Fig Garden, CA5,18612020%

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Old Fig Garden, CA5,18612020%
Source: The Old Fig Garden, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.