Sun Village 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.
IndexSun VillageCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index107135100
IndexSun VillageCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index103189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Sun Village, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Sun Village, CA is 107, which is 21% lower than the California average and 7% 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 Sun Village, CA are 1% lower than the California average and 5% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sun Village is 21% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Sun Village is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sun Village is 3% 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$58,785$4,899$1,372$1,764
Renters$43,958$3,663$1,026$1,319
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Sun Village, CA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Sun Village, CA, the median monthly income is $58,785 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,372 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $43,958, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,026 on monthly rental expenses.

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 Sun Village, 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

ItemSun VillageNational 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

ItemSun VillageNational 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

ItemSun VillageNational 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

ItemSun VillageNational avg.Difference
Home Price $138,400.00$175,700.0021.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $1,471.00$920.0059.9%

Transportation

ItemSun VillageNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.63$2.0925.7%
Tire Balancing $46.96$45.293.7%

Utilities

ItemSun VillageNational 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.
Lake Los Angeles, CA11,94898-2%
Littlerock, CA2,0401033%
Desert View Highlands, CA2,2911055%
Lancaster, CA159,0921066%
Palmdale, CA155,8101088%
Sun Village, CA11,6131077%

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East Bethel, MN11,6141099%
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Byram, MS11,60989-11%
Choctaw, OK11,61992-8%
Suamico, WI11,6211044%
Sun Village, CA11,6131077%
Source: The Sun Village, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.