Sacramento 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.
IndexSacramentoCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index117136100
IndexSacramentoCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index106107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index128189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index116116100

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  • The cost of living in Sacramento is 14% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Sacramento is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sacramento is 28% 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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Compare Sacramento, CA Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemSacramentoNational 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

ItemSacramentoNational 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

ItemSacramentoNational 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

ItemSacramentoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $244,100.00$181,400.0034.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,229.16$1,081.0313.7%
Apartment Rent $990.00$889.0011.4%

Transportation

ItemSacramentoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $54.04$45.2919.3%

Utilities

ItemSacramentoNational 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.
Matheny, CA1,1191000%
Meadowbrook, CA3,0251044%
Parkway, CA14,5251066%
North Highlands, CA43,6631066%
Fruitridge Pocket, CA5,9271066%
Sacramento, CA467,46711717%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Long Beach, CA463,58913939%
Kansas City, MO459,77291-9%
Mesa, AZ443,87593-7%
Virginia Beach, VA439,52811313%
Fresno, CA495,7771066%
Sacramento, CA467,46711717%
Source: The Sacramento, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.