West Rancho Dominguez 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.
IndexWest Rancho DominguezCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index116135100
IndexWest Rancho DominguezCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index133189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100
A general summary of the cost of living index in West Rancho Dominguez, CA is shown above. Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in West Rancho Dominguez, CA is 116, which is 14% lower than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 16% 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 West Rancho Dominguez, CA goods and services come in at 1% lower than the average in California and are 5% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in West Rancho Dominguez is 14% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in West Rancho Dominguez is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Rancho Dominguez is 33% 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$56,455$4,705$1,317$1,694
Renters$32,431$2,703$757$973
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 West Rancho Dominguez, 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. West Rancho Dominguez, CA has a median income of about $56,455 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,317 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $32,431. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $757 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in West Rancho Dominguez, 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

ItemWest Rancho DominguezNational 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

ItemWest Rancho DominguezNational 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

ItemWest Rancho DominguezNational 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

ItemWest Rancho DominguezNational avg.Difference
Home Price $245,200.00$175,700.0039.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $1,092.00$920.0018.7%

Transportation

ItemWest Rancho DominguezNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.63$2.0925.7%
Tire Balancing $46.96$45.293.7%

Utilities

ItemWest Rancho DominguezNational 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.

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West Rancho Dominguez, CA21,73911616%

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Source: The West Rancho Dominguez, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.