Winter Gardens 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.
IndexWinter GardensCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index128135100
IndexWinter GardensCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index111109100
Housing index165189100
Transportation index124125100
Utilities index122116100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Winter Gardens, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Winter Gardens, CA is 128, which is 6% lower than the California average and 28% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Winter Gardens, CA are 1% lower than the average for California and 5% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Winter Gardens is 6% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Winter Gardens is 28% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Winter Gardens is 65% 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$70,239$5,853$1,639$2,107
Renters$48,663$4,055$1,135$1,460
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Winter Gardens, CA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Winter Gardens, CA have a median income of $70,239. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,639 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $48,663, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,135.

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 Winter Gardens, 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

ItemWinter GardensNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.53$14.5927.0%
Beauty Salon $57.27$34.6865.1%
Toothpaste $2.74$2.4710.8%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $12.40$9.8725.7%
Bowling $5.52$4.3925.7%

Groceries

ItemWinter GardensNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $2.54$2.367.8%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemWinter GardensNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.65$99.784.9%
Doctor $109.87$105.034.6%
Dentist $109.00$88.7022.9%
Ibuprofen $12.99$9.4138.0%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemWinter GardensNational avg.Difference
Home Price $317,700.00$175,700.0080.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,436.52$1,081.03125.4%
Apartment Rent $1,183.00$920.0028.6%

Transportation

ItemWinter GardensNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.74$2.0931.0%
Tire Balancing $47.16$45.294.1%

Utilities

ItemWinter GardensNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$214.73$170.8025.7%
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.
Spring Valley, CA1,0001088%
Bostonia, CA16,46012020%
National City, CA59,54312020%
La Presa, CA34,73912424%
Lemon Grove, CA25,96312525%
Winter Gardens, CA20,34612828%

Cities with similar population

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Lebanon, OH20,33898-2%
Carrboro, NC20,33711717%
Pittsburg, KS20,33683-17%
Wilsonville, OR20,33513030%
Silverdale, WA20,36412424%
Winter Gardens, CA20,34612828%
Source: The Winter Gardens, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.