Villa Park 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.
IndexVilla ParkCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index208135100
IndexVilla ParkCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index104109100
Housing index437189100
Transportation index127125100
Utilities index113116100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Villa Park, CA is shown above. Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in Villa Park, CA is 208, which is 53% higher than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 108% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Villa Park, CA goods and services come in at 3% lower than the average in California and are 4% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Villa Park is 53% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Villa Park is 108% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Villa Park is 337% 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$156,618$13,052$3,654$4,699
Renters$46,800$3,900$1,092$1,404
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Villa Park, CA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Villa Park, CA has a median income of about $156,618 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $3,654 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $46,800. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,092 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Villa Park, CA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for California, as well as the rate for income tax in California. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for California is 10%, and the sales tax in the state of California is 7.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in California starts from 1% and goes up to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemVilla ParkNational 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

ItemVilla ParkNational 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

ItemVilla ParkNational 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

ItemVilla ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $934,200.00$175,700.00431.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,759.31$1,081.03155.2%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemVilla ParkNational 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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Laguna Woods, CA16,30211515%
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Stanton, CA38,45512323%
La Puente, CA40,34212323%
Industry, CA38412525%
Villa Park, CA5,911208108%

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Villa Park, CA5,911208108%
Source: The Villa Park, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.