Riviera 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.
IndexRivieraSanta BarbaraCalifornia
Cost of living index202193137
IndexRivieraSanta BarbaraCalifornia
Goods & Services index100100109
Groceries index112112118
Health care index106106111
Housing index414383189
Transportation index126126130
Utilities index136136112

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  • The cost of living in Riviera is 48% higher than the Santa Barbara average.
  • The cost of living in Riviera is 102% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Riviera is 314% 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)
Household$101,997$8,500$2,380$3,060

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

ItemSanta BarbaraNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.45$15.567.2%
Beauty Salon $50.00$36.1138.5%
Toothpaste $3.53$2.4742.6%
Shampoo $1.28$0.9632.6%
Movie $8.67$10.1314.4%
Bowling $4.30$4.749.1%

Groceries

ItemSanta BarbaraNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$3.987.0%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.412.2%
Milk $2.26$2.069.3%
Potatoes $3.81$2.9827.6%
Pizza $9.30$9.471.9%
Beer $8.37$8.794.8%

Health Care

ItemSanta BarbaraNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.83$101.043.2%
Doctor $116.54$107.448.5%
Dentist $97.28$90.427.6%
Ibuprofen $10.79$9.2816.3%
Lipitor $424.55$426.500.5%

Housing

ItemSanta BarbaraNational avg.Difference
Home Price $837,200.00$175,700.00376.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,102.31$1,133.232.7%
Apartment Rent $1,517.00$920.0064.9%

Transportation

ItemSanta BarbaraNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.75$1.9937.9%
Tire Balancing $46.10$45.760.7%

Utilities

ItemSanta BarbaraNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$261.78$163.8159.8%
Phone $30.00$28.395.7%
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.
Isla Vista, CA24,79213535%
Carpinteria, CA13,32315959%
Goleta, CA30,33316767%
Toro Canyon, CA1,476227127%
Mission Canyon, CA2,531262162%
Santa Barbara, CA89,66919393%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sandy, UT89,52111010%
Allen, TX89,8451000%
Toms River, NJ89,45912323%
Lawrence, KS90,19497-3%
League City, TX88,9791011%
Santa Barbara, CA89,66919393%
Source: The Riviera, Santa Barbara, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.