Rail Road Flat 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.
IndexRail Road FlatCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index128135100
IndexRail Road FlatCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index106107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index164189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index116116100

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  • The cost of living in Rail Road Flat is 5% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Rail Road Flat is 28% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rail Road Flat is 64% 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$33,092$2,758$772$993
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemRail Road FlatNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $38.60$34.6811.3%
Toothpaste $3.23$2.4730.6%
Shampoo $1.33$1.0230.1%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $4.13$4.396.0%

Groceries

ItemRail Road FlatNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.71$4.485.2%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4614.1%
Milk $2.88$2.3622.2%
Potatoes $3.59$3.0617.3%
Pizza $13.29$9.2443.8%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemRail Road FlatNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.33$99.7826.6%
Doctor $101.25$105.033.6%
Dentist $85.71$88.703.4%
Ibuprofen $11.39$9.4121.0%
Lipitor $310.31$298.504.0%

Housing

ItemRail Road FlatNational avg.Difference
Home Price $288,600.00$175,700.0064.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,229.16$1,081.0313.7%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemRail Road FlatNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $54.04$45.2919.3%

Utilities

ItemRail Road FlatNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$231.09$170.8035.3%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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.
Fiddletown, CA8611212%
Volcano, CA011212%
River Pines, CA30985-15%
San Andreas, CA2,8291066%
West Point, CA7431088%
Rail Road Flat, CA36912828%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Grand River, OH36997-3%
Westdale, TX36981-19%
South Prairie, WA36911010%
Iron Gate, VA36984-16%
Baggs, WY36999-1%
Rail Road Flat, CA36912828%
Source: The Rail Road Flat, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.