San Anselmo 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.
IndexSan AnselmoCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index200137100
IndexSan AnselmoCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index119109100
Groceries index131118100
Health care index119111100
Housing index382189100
Transportation index136130100
Utilities index107112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the San Anselmo, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in San Anselmo, CA is 200, which is 46% higher than the California average and 100% 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 San Anselmo, CA are 9% higher than the California average and 19% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in San Anselmo is 46% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in San Anselmo is 100% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in San Anselmo is 282% 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$112,408$9,367$2,623$3,373
Renters$56,653$4,721$1,322$1,700
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in San Anselmo, 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 San Anselmo, CA homeowners, is $112,408. This would allow for a maximum of $2,623 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $56,653 which would result in a maximum of $1,322 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%
The California sales tax and California income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in San Anselmo, CA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The California sales tax is 7.5% and the maximum surtax is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemSan AnselmoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.71$15.5620.2%
Beauty Salon $73.90$36.11104.7%
Toothpaste $3.20$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $1.17$0.9621.2%
Movie $12.75$10.1325.9%
Bowling $5.89$4.7424.5%

Groceries

ItemSan AnselmoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.13$3.983.7%
Fried Chicken $1.76$1.4124.8%
Milk $3.03$2.0646.8%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.2%
Pizza $11.00$9.4716.1%
Beer $9.59$8.799.0%

Health Care

ItemSan AnselmoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.57$101.0421.3%
Doctor $129.25$107.4420.3%
Dentist $118.69$90.4231.3%
Ibuprofen $11.70$9.2826.1%
Lipitor $391.33$426.508.2%

Housing

ItemSan AnselmoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $837,900.00$175,700.00376.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,530.00$1,133.23211.5%
Apartment Rent $1,481.00$920.0061.0%

Transportation

ItemSan AnselmoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.89$1.9945.0%
Tire Balancing $53.17$45.7616.2%

Utilities

ItemSan AnselmoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$203.84$163.8124.4%
Phone $24.12$28.3915.0%
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.
San Pablo, CA29,51611616%
Rollingwood, CA2,83211616%
Montalvin Manor, CA3,05511717%
North Richmond, CA3,92612121%
Richmond, CA106,46912727%
San Anselmo, CA12,527200100%

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Mountain Park CDP, GA12,5101055%
Mebane, NC12,50995-5%
San Anselmo, CA12,527200100%
Source: The San Anselmo, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.