Westwood 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.
IndexWestwoodCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index94135100
IndexWestwoodCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index106117100
Health care index109109100
Housing index59189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index112116100

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  • The cost of living in Westwood is 31% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Westwood is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westwood is 41% 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$49,688$4,141$1,159$1,491
Renters$22,321$1,860$521$670

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemWestwoodNational 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

ItemWestwoodNational 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

ItemWestwoodNational 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

ItemWestwoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,600.00$175,700.0049.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,080.63$1,081.0392.5%
Apartment Rent $727.00$920.0021.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWestwoodNational 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.
Almanor, CA012727%
Prattville, CA1212727%
Crescent Mills, CA42612727%
Canyondam, CA7812727%
Clear Creek, CA18211414%
Westwood, CA1,50994-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Dewart, PA1,50996-4%
Bent Creek, NC1,5091055%
Robie Creek, ID1,5091000%
Apple Mountain Lake, VA1,5091077%
Annetta, TX1,50911717%
Westwood, CA1,50994-6%
Source: The Westwood, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.