Rosamond 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.
IndexRosamondCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index101135100
IndexRosamondCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index83189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Rosamond, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Rosamond, CA is 101, which is 25% lower than the California average and 1% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Rosamond, CA are 1% lower than the California average and 5% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Rosamond is 25% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Rosamond is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rosamond is 17% 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$72,890$6,074$1,701$2,187
Renters$40,103$3,342$936$1,203
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Rosamond, 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 Rosamond, CA homeowners, is $72,890. This would allow for a maximum of $1,701 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $40,103 which would result in a maximum of $936 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Rosamond, CA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for California, as well as the rate for income tax in California. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for California is 10%, and the sales tax in the state of California is 7.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in California starts from 1% and goes up to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemRosamondNational 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

ItemRosamondNational 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

ItemRosamondNational 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

ItemRosamondNational avg.Difference
Home Price $126,800.00$175,700.0027.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $996.00$920.008.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemRosamondNational 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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Mojave, CA4,17288-12%
Lancaster, CA159,0921066%
Quartz Hill, CA11,0021099%
Elizabeth Lake, CA1,60311515%
Rosamond, CA18,6581011%

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Rosamond, CA18,6581011%
Source: The Rosamond, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.