South San Gabriel 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.
IndexSouth San GabrielCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index136135100
IndexSouth San GabrielCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index198189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
An overview of the general cost of living index for South San Gabriel, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in South San Gabriel, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 136. This index is equal to the California average, and 36% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in South San Gabriel, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in California, and it is 5% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in South San Gabriel is equal to the California average.
  • The cost of living in South San Gabriel is 36% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South San Gabriel is 98% 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$70,298$5,858$1,640$2,109
Renters$54,671$4,556$1,276$1,640
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in South San Gabriel, 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 South San Gabriel, CA homeowners, is $70,298. This would allow for a maximum of $1,640 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $54,671 which would result in a maximum of $1,276 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in South San Gabriel, CA, the California income tax and the California sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The California maximum surtax is 10%, and the California sales tax is 7.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 12.3% in California.

Goods & Services

ItemSouth San GabrielNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.32$14.5925.5%
Beauty Salon $63.86$34.6884.1%
Toothpaste $2.90$2.4717.3%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $14.20$9.8743.9%
Bowling $6.63$4.3951.0%

Groceries

ItemSouth San GabrielNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.16$4.487.1%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.62$2.3611.2%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemSouth San GabrielNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.07$99.7826.3%
Doctor $97.27$105.037.4%
Dentist $110.00$88.7024.0%
Ibuprofen $12.16$9.4129.2%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemSouth San GabrielNational avg.Difference
Home Price $408,600.00$175,700.00132.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $1,085.00$920.0017.9%

Transportation

ItemSouth San GabrielNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.63$2.0925.7%
Tire Balancing $46.96$45.293.7%

Utilities

ItemSouth San GabrielNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.94$170.807.7%
Phone $33.30$28.2617.8%
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.
Vernon, CA591033%
Willowbrook, CA20,89711313%
Florence-Graham, CA62,81511414%
Cudahy, CA24,07311414%
Compton, CA97,66311515%
South San Gabriel, CA8,28113636%

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Rockwood, VA8,2811077%
Perryville, MO8,28089-11%
Fabens, TX8,28278-22%
Folsom, PA8,28211616%
Center Line, MI8,27980-20%
South San Gabriel, CA8,28113636%
Source: The South San Gabriel, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.