Shasta Lake 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.
IndexShasta LakeCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index117135100
IndexShasta LakeCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index115107100
Groceries index133117100
Health care index120109100
Housing index95189100
Transportation index154125100
Utilities index136116100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Shasta Lake, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Shasta Lake, CA is 117, which is 13% lower than the California average and 17% 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 Shasta Lake, CA are 7% higher than the California average and 15% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Shasta Lake is 13% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Shasta Lake is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shasta Lake is 5% 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$50,745$4,229$1,184$1,523
Renters$21,250$1,771$496$638
The affordability of the housing market in Shasta Lake, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Shasta Lake, CA homeowners, the median income is $50,745. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,184 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $21,250. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $496 used for their rent related monthly costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Shasta Lake, CA is the California sales tax and California income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The California sales tax rate is 7.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemShasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$14.599.6%
Beauty Salon $50.00$34.6844.2%
Toothpaste $3.79$2.4753.2%
Shampoo $1.32$1.0229.2%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $2.88$4.3934.4%

Groceries

ItemShasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.12$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.84$1.4625.7%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $3.87$3.0626.4%
Pizza $15.99$9.2473.0%
Beer $9.24$8.637.0%

Health Care

ItemShasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.00$99.7820.3%
Doctor $111.81$105.036.5%
Dentist $121.33$88.7036.8%
Ibuprofen $11.87$9.4126.1%
Lipitor $320.00$298.507.2%

Housing

ItemShasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $160,100.00$175,700.008.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,907.43$1,081.03169.0%
Apartment Rent $972.00$920.005.7%

Transportation

ItemShasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.60$2.0972.1%
Tire Balancing $46.00$45.291.6%

Utilities

ItemShasta LakeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$252.17$170.8047.6%
Phone $33.50$28.2618.6%
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.
Mountain Gate, CA1,1531044%
French Gulch, CA4411066%
Redding, CA90,72512525%
Bella Vista, CA2,71712929%
Shasta, CA1,81413434%
Shasta Lake, CA10,14311717%

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Shasta Lake, CA10,14311717%
Source: The Shasta Lake, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.