Woodbridge 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.
IndexWoodbridgeCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index126135100
IndexWoodbridgeCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index106107100
Groceries index124117100
Health care index102109100
Housing index156189100
Transportation index120125100
Utilities index116116100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Woodbridge, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Woodbridge, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 126. This index is 7% lower than the California average, and 26% 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 Woodbridge, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in California, and it is 6% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Woodbridge is 7% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Woodbridge is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Woodbridge is 56% 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$85,000$7,083$1,983$2,550
Renters$45,966$3,831$1,072$1,379
The affordability of the housing market in Woodbridge, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Woodbridge, CA homeowners, the median income is $85,000. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,983 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $45,966. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,072 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 Woodbridge, 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

ItemWoodbridgeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $38.60$34.6811.3%
Toothpaste $3.23$2.4730.6%
Shampoo $1.33$1.0230.1%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $4.13$4.396.0%

Groceries

ItemWoodbridgeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.71$4.485.2%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4614.1%
Milk $2.88$2.3622.2%
Potatoes $3.59$3.0617.3%
Pizza $13.29$9.2443.8%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemWoodbridgeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.33$99.7826.6%
Doctor $101.25$105.033.6%
Dentist $85.71$88.703.4%
Ibuprofen $11.39$9.4121.0%
Lipitor $310.31$298.504.0%

Housing

ItemWoodbridgeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $307,300.00$175,700.0074.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,229.16$1,081.0313.7%
Apartment Rent $1,025.00$920.0011.4%

Transportation

ItemWoodbridgeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.52$2.0920.5%
Tire Balancing $54.04$45.2919.3%

Utilities

ItemWoodbridgeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$231.09$170.8035.3%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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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Victor, CA60511212%
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Woodbridge, CA3,97312626%

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