Suisun City 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.
IndexSuisun CityCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index124137100
IndexSuisun CityCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index115109100
Groceries index131118100
Health care index117111100
Housing index135189100
Transportation index129130100
Utilities index107112100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Suisun City, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Suisun City, CA is 124, which is 9% lower than the California average and 24% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Suisun City, CA are 5% higher than the average for California and 15% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Suisun City is 9% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Suisun City is 24% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Suisun City is 35% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Suisun City, CA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Suisun City, CA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Suisun City, CA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$83,769$6,981$1,954$2,513
Renters$42,851$3,571$1,000$1,286
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Suisun City, 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 Suisun City, CA homeowners have a median income of $83,769. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,954 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $42,851, which means there is a maximum of $1,000 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Suisun City, 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

ItemSuisun CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.52$15.566.2%
Beauty Salon $68.42$36.1189.5%
Toothpaste $3.21$2.4729.7%
Shampoo $1.11$0.9614.7%
Movie $12.69$10.1325.3%
Bowling $5.75$4.7421.5%

Groceries

ItemSuisun CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$3.981.7%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.417.1%
Milk $3.08$2.0649.4%
Potatoes $3.69$2.9823.7%
Pizza $11.00$9.4716.1%
Beer $9.63$8.799.5%

Health Care

ItemSuisun CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.20$101.0418.0%
Doctor $129.20$107.4420.3%
Dentist $113.36$90.4225.4%
Ibuprofen $11.72$9.2826.3%
Lipitor $396.41$426.507.1%

Housing

ItemSuisun CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $215,800.00$175,700.0022.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,671.73$1,133.23135.8%
Apartment Rent $1,506.00$920.0063.7%

Transportation

ItemSuisun CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.75$1.9938.0%
Tire Balancing $49.52$45.768.2%

Utilities

ItemSuisun CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$203.40$163.8124.2%
Phone $24.33$28.3914.3%
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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Moskowite Corner, CA17290-10%
Lemon Hill, CA12,76797-3%
Bay Point, CA21,58611414%
Green Valley, CA1,02212121%
Vallejo, CA118,07812222%
Suisun City, CA28,62712424%

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Agawam Town, MA28,62611919%
Northampton, MA28,63712020%
Newburgh, NY28,61411717%
Millville, NJ28,6031011%
Russellville, AR28,58184-16%
Suisun City, CA28,62712424%
Source: The Suisun City, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.