Solvang 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.
IndexSolvangCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index161136100
IndexSolvangCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index100107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index288189100
Transportation index115125100
Utilities index119116100

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  • The cost of living in Solvang is 18% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Solvang is 61% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Solvang is 188% 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 Solvang, 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

ItemSolvangNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $46.67$34.6834.6%
Toothpaste $2.67$2.478.0%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $8.83$9.8710.5%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemSolvangNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.62$4.483.2%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.65$8.630.2%

Health Care

ItemSolvangNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.50$99.785.3%
Doctor $102.67$105.032.3%
Dentist $97.00$88.709.4%
Ibuprofen $11.98$9.4127.3%
Lipitor $258.91$298.5013.3%

Housing

ItemSolvangNational avg.Difference
Home Price $631,700.00$181,400.00248.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,207.72$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $1,308.00$889.0047.1%

Transportation

ItemSolvangNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.51$2.0920.0%
Tire Balancing $46.33$45.292.3%

Utilities

ItemSolvangNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$246.03$170.8044.0%
Phone $23.95$28.2615.2%
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.
Los Alamos, CA1,55812626%
Buellton, CA4,78613434%
Los Olivos, CA91517979%
Santa Ynez, CA4,69618181%
Ballard, CA39818888%
Solvang, CA5,26116161%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Berthoud, CO5,2611044%
Odessa, MO5,26089-11%
Abbeville, SC5,25982-18%
West Bountiful, UT5,2591099%
Williamsburg, KY5,25877-23%
Solvang, CA5,26116161%
Source: The Solvang, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.