Oroville 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.
IndexOrovilleCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index103137100
IndexOrovilleCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index109109100
Groceries index114118100
Health care index100111100
Housing index88189100
Transportation index125130100
Utilities index93112100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Oroville, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Oroville, CA is 103, which is 25% lower than the California average and 3% 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 Oroville, CA are equal to the average for California and 9% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Oroville is 25% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Oroville is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Oroville is 12% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$51,036$4,253$1,191$1,531
Renters$24,550$2,046$573$737
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Oroville, 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 Oroville, CA have a median income of $51,036. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,191 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $24,550, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $573.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Oroville, CA you will want to make sure you consider both the California sales tax and the California income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in California is 7.5%, with the highest surtax being 10%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in California have a range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemOrovilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.56$15.5619.2%
Beauty Salon $46.83$36.1129.7%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.7%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.0%
Movie $13.04$10.1328.8%
Bowling $6.06$4.7427.9%

Groceries

ItemOrovilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.33$3.988.6%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.412.3%
Milk $2.74$2.0632.9%
Potatoes $3.24$2.988.6%
Pizza $14.38$9.4751.8%
Beer $8.99$8.792.2%

Health Care

ItemOrovilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.75$101.0418.5%
Doctor $90.68$107.4415.6%
Dentist $93.33$90.423.2%
Ibuprofen $11.14$9.2820.0%
Lipitor $422.41$426.501.0%

Housing

ItemOrovilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $157,800.00$175,700.0010.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,362.97$1,133.2320.3%
Apartment Rent $767.00$920.0016.6%

Transportation

ItemOrovilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.69$1.9935.0%
Tire Balancing $46.66$45.762.0%

Utilities

ItemOrovilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.31$163.812.1%
Phone $23.33$28.3917.8%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Robinson Mill, CA01099%
Cherokee, CA8096-4%
South Oroville, CA6,05899-1%
Thermalito, CA6,911100-0%
Biggs, CA2,010100-0%
Oroville, CA16,0151033%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Forney, TX16,0171044%
Coos Bay, OR16,02299-1%
Laconia, NH16,00711414%
Hope Mills, NC16,02494-6%
Brenham, TX16,02992-8%
Oroville, CA16,0151033%
Source: The Oroville, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.