Port Hueneme 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.
IndexPort HuenemeCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index125135100
IndexPort HuenemeCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index162189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Port Hueneme, CA is displayed above. In Port Hueneme, CA, the overall cost of living index is 125, which is 8% lower than the California average and 25% 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 Port Hueneme, CA, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the California average and 5% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Port Hueneme is 8% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Port Hueneme is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Port Hueneme is 62% 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$63,583$5,299$1,484$1,908
Renters$44,253$3,688$1,033$1,328
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Port Hueneme, CA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Port Hueneme, CA homeowners, is $63,583. This would allow for a maximum of $1,484 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $44,253 which would result in a maximum of $1,033 to be spent on rental costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Port Hueneme, CA, the California income tax and the California sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The California maximum surtax is 10%, and the California sales tax is 7.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3% in California.

Goods & Services

ItemPort HuenemeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.32$14.5925.5%
Beauty Salon $63.86$34.6884.1%
Toothpaste $2.90$2.4717.3%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $14.20$9.8743.9%
Bowling $6.63$4.3951.0%

Groceries

ItemPort HuenemeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.16$4.487.1%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.62$2.3611.2%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemPort HuenemeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.07$99.7826.3%
Doctor $97.27$105.037.4%
Dentist $110.00$88.7024.0%
Ibuprofen $12.16$9.4129.2%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemPort HuenemeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $286,800.00$175,700.0063.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $1,457.00$920.0058.4%

Transportation

ItemPort HuenemeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.63$2.0925.7%
Tire Balancing $46.96$45.293.7%

Utilities

ItemPort HuenemeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.94$170.807.7%
Phone $33.30$28.2617.8%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Saticoy, CA1,21211616%
El Rio, CA6,78512222%
Santa Paula, CA29,99012424%
Oxnard, CA201,74412929%
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA108,44914141%
Port Hueneme, CA21,94912525%

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Farmington, MN21,8611066%
Port Hueneme, CA21,94912525%
Source: The Port Hueneme, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.