Olivehurst 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.
Cost of living index113135100
Goods & Services index115107100
Groceries index133117100
Health care index120109100
Housing index81189100
Transportation index154125100
Utilities index136116100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Olivehurst, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Olivehurst, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 113. This index is 16% lower than the California average, and 13% 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 Olivehurst, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 7% higher than it is in California, and it is 15% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Olivehurst is 16% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Olivehurst is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Olivehurst is 19% lower 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

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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Olivehurst, 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 Olivehurst, CA have a median income of $52,725. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,230 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $27,170, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $634.

California Sales Tax

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California Income Tax

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The California sales tax and California income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Olivehurst, 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

ItemOlivehurstNational 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%


ItemOlivehurstNational 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

ItemOlivehurstNational 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%


ItemOlivehurstNational avg.Difference
Home Price $135,000.00$175,700.0023.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,907.43$1,081.03169.0%
Apartment Rent $841.00$920.008.6%


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


ItemOlivehurstNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Marysville, CA12,14411212%
Linda, CA18,63411313%
Live Oak city, CA8,50011515%
Wheatland, CA3,49411616%
East Nicolaus, CA2511077%
Olivehurst, CA13,92811313%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Morris, IL13,9291011%
Collingswood, NJ13,92912020%
Whitehall, PA13,9311044%
West Freehold, NJ13,92213737%
Stony Brook, NY13,93616060%
Olivehurst, CA13,92811313%
Source: The Olivehurst, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.