Strawberry 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.
IndexStrawberryCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index218135100
IndexStrawberryCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index115107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index119109100
Housing index449189100
Transportation index131125100
Utilities index108116100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Strawberry, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Strawberry, CA is 218, which is 61% higher than the California average and 118% 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 Strawberry, CA are 8% higher than the California average and 15% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Strawberry is 61% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Strawberry is 118% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Strawberry is 349% 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$177,202$14,767$4,134$5,317
Renters$57,273$4,773$1,336$1,718
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Strawberry, CA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Strawberry, CA homeowners have a median income of $177,202. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $4,134 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $57,273, which means there is a maximum of $1,336 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Strawberry, CA you will want to make sure you consider both the California sales tax and the California income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in California is 7.5%, with the highest surtax being 10%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in California have a range from 1% to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemStrawberryNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.44$14.5926.4%
Beauty Salon $59.40$34.6871.3%
Toothpaste $3.14$2.4727.0%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $6.63$4.3951.0%

Groceries

ItemStrawberryNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$4.4811.3%
Fried Chicken $2.07$1.4641.4%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.93$8.6315.0%

Health Care

ItemStrawberryNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.44$99.7820.7%
Doctor $127.57$105.0321.5%
Dentist $122.43$88.7038.0%
Ibuprofen $11.97$9.4127.2%
Lipitor $254.50$298.5014.7%

Housing

ItemStrawberryNational avg.Difference
Home Price $1,000,001.00$175,700.00469.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,294.70$1,081.03204.8%
Apartment Rent $1,565.00$920.0070.1%

Transportation

ItemStrawberryNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.80$2.0933.8%
Tire Balancing $55.37$45.2922.3%

Utilities

ItemStrawberryNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$213.39$170.8024.9%
Phone $24.12$28.2614.6%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
San Pablo, CA29,51611515%
Rollingwood, CA2,83211616%
Montalvin Manor, CA3,05511616%
North Richmond, CA3,92612121%
Vallejo, CA118,07812121%
Strawberry, CA5,684218118%

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Granville, OH5,68911111%
Strawberry, CA5,684218118%
Source: The Strawberry, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.