Orosi 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 index95135100
Goods & Services index100107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index70189100
Transportation index115125100
Utilities index119116100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Orosi, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Orosi, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 95. This index is 30% lower than the California average, and 5% lower 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 Orosi, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 7% lower than it is in California, and it is equal to the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Orosi is 30% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Orosi is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Orosi is 30% 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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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Orosi, 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 Orosi, CA homeowners have a median income of $42,631. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $995 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $24,836, which means there is a maximum of $579 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Orosi, 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

ItemOrosiNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $46.67$34.6834.6%
Toothpaste $2.67$2.478.0%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $8.83$9.8710.5%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%


ItemOrosiNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.62$4.483.2%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.65$8.630.2%

Health Care

ItemOrosiNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.50$99.785.3%
Doctor $102.67$105.032.3%
Dentist $97.00$88.709.4%
Ibuprofen $11.98$9.4127.3%
Lipitor $258.91$298.5013.3%


ItemOrosiNational avg.Difference
Home Price $126,100.00$175,700.0028.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,207.72$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $606.00$920.0034.1%


ItemOrosiNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.51$2.0920.0%
Tire Balancing $46.33$45.292.3%


ItemOrosiNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$246.03$170.8044.0%
Phone $23.95$28.2615.2%
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.
Yettem, CA2851066%
London, CA2,08091-9%
Seville, CA43790-10%
Sultana, CA81392-8%
Traver, CA91093-7%
Orosi, CA8,62095-5%

Cities with similar population

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Rapid Valley, SD8,61992-8%
East Grand Forks, MN8,62194-6%
Northfield, NJ8,61612323%
Rotonda, FL8,6161044%
West Athens, CA8,61512424%
Orosi, CA8,62095-5%
Source: The Orosi, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.