Victorville 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.
IndexVictorvilleCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index104135100
IndexVictorvilleCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index104109100
Housing index90189100
Transportation index127125100
Utilities index113116100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Victorville, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Victorville, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 104. This index is 24% lower than the California average, and 4% 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 Victorville, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 3% lower than it is in California, and it is 4% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Victorville is 24% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Victorville is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Victorville is 10% lower 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$59,995$5,000$1,400$1,800
Renters$31,340$2,612$731$940
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Victorville, 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 Victorville, CA, the median monthly income is $59,995 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,400 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $31,340, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $731 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Victorville, 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

ItemVictorvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.89$14.5929.4%
Beauty Salon $60.96$34.6875.8%
Toothpaste $2.59$2.474.7%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $12.50$9.8726.7%
Bowling $5.79$4.3931.8%

Groceries

ItemVictorvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemVictorvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.42$99.784.7%
Doctor $95.57$105.039.0%
Dentist $102.40$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $11.60$9.4123.2%
Lipitor $281.41$298.505.7%

Housing

ItemVictorvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $135,600.00$175,700.0022.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,759.31$1,081.03155.2%
Apartment Rent $1,106.00$920.0020.2%

Transportation

ItemVictorvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.0924.8%
Tire Balancing $60.00$45.2932.5%

Utilities

ItemVictorvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.13$170.809.0%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Adelanto, CA31,77398-2%
Mountain View Acres, CA3,5021011%
Hesperia, CA91,7571055%
Apple Valley, CA70,5611066%
Silver Lakes, CA5,70611313%
Victorville, CA119,6031044%

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Santa Clara, CA119,52517575%
Midland, TX119,40998-2%
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Allentown, PA118,7931055%
Athens, GA118,51492-8%
Victorville, CA119,6031044%
Source: The Victorville, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.