Tara Hills 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.
IndexTara HillsCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index129135100
IndexTara HillsCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index115107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index119109100
Housing index154189100
Transportation index131125100
Utilities index108116100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Tara Hills, CA is displayed above. In Tara Hills, CA, the overall cost of living index is 129, which is 5% lower than the California average and 29% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Tara Hills, CA, the city's goods and services are 8% higher than the California average and 15% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Tara Hills is 5% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Tara Hills is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tara Hills is 54% 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$81,389$6,782$1,899$2,442
Renters$17,140$1,428$400$514
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Tara Hills, 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 Tara Hills, CA, the median monthly income is $81,389 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,899 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $17,140, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $400 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 Tara Hills, 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

ItemTara HillsNational 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

ItemTara HillsNational 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

ItemTara HillsNational 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

ItemTara HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $286,500.00$175,700.0063.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,294.70$1,081.03204.8%
Apartment Rent $1,207.00$920.0031.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemTara HillsNational 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.
Pacheco, CA4,2951077%
San Pablo, CA29,51611515%
Rollingwood, CA2,83211616%
Montalvin Manor, CA3,05511616%
North Richmond, CA3,92612121%
Tara Hills, CA4,76712929%

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Tara Hills, CA4,76712929%
Source: The Tara Hills, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.