Potrero 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.
IndexPotreroCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index92137100
IndexPotreroCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index102109100
Groceries index113118100
Health care index108111100
Housing index49189100
Transportation index132130100
Utilities index113112100

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  • The cost of living in Potrero is 33% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Potrero is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Potrero is 51% 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$27,125$2,260$633$814
Renters$37,878$3,157$884$1,136

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemPotreroNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.86$15.5621.1%
Beauty Salon $54.73$36.1151.6%
Toothpaste $2.88$2.4716.6%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $12.99$10.1328.3%
Bowling $5.06$4.746.9%

Groceries

ItemPotreroNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.82$3.9821.1%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.410.2%
Milk $1.98$2.064.1%
Potatoes $2.77$2.987.1%
Pizza $9.49$9.470.2%
Beer $10.36$8.7917.8%

Health Care

ItemPotreroNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.12$101.041.1%
Doctor $105.00$107.442.3%
Dentist $103.33$90.4214.3%
Ibuprofen $11.77$9.2826.8%
Lipitor $429.20$426.500.6%

Housing

ItemPotreroNational avg.Difference
Home Price $73,700.00$175,700.0058.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,732.66$1,133.23141.1%
Apartment Rent $592.00$920.0035.7%

Transportation

ItemPotreroNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.87$1.9943.9%
Tire Balancing $47.56$45.763.9%

Utilities

ItemPotreroNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$199.86$163.8122.0%
Phone $28.79$28.391.4%
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.
Campo, CA3,0311088%
Harbison Canyon, CA4,57713737%
Jamul, CA5,44516464%
Potrero, CA69392-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Southwest Harbor, ME69311818%
Canby, CA69394-6%
Gilman, IA69278-22%
Oak Glen, CA69415252%
Rushville, NY69292-8%
Potrero, CA69392-8%
Source: The Potrero, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.