Yosemite Lakes 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.
IndexYosemite LakesCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index117135100
IndexYosemite LakesCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index110117100
Health care index103109100
Housing index137189100
Transportation index114125100
Utilities index113116100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Yosemite Lakes, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Yosemite Lakes, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 117. This index is 14% lower than the California average, and 17% 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 Yosemite Lakes, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in California, and it is 4% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Yosemite Lakes is 14% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Yosemite Lakes is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Yosemite Lakes is 37% 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Yosemite Lakes, CA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Yosemite Lakes, CA, the median monthly income is $78,750 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,837 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $31,346, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $731 on monthly rental expenses.

California Sales Tax

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California Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Yosemite Lakes, 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

ItemYosemite LakesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.49$14.5913.0%
Beauty Salon $43.50$34.6825.4%
Toothpaste $2.39$2.473.4%
Shampoo $1.39$1.0236.0%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%


ItemYosemite LakesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.15$4.4815.0%
Fried Chicken $1.61$1.4610.0%
Milk $2.76$2.3617.1%
Potatoes $3.19$3.064.2%
Pizza $13.17$9.2442.5%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemYosemite LakesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $134.00$99.7834.3%
Doctor $91.50$105.0312.9%
Dentist $92.00$88.703.7%
Ibuprofen $10.75$9.4114.2%
Lipitor $316.62$298.506.1%


ItemYosemite LakesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $218,400.00$175,700.0024.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,906.33$1,081.0376.3%
Apartment Rent $1,544.00$920.0067.8%


ItemYosemite LakesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.53$2.0921.1%
Tire Balancing $43.33$45.294.3%


ItemYosemite LakesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$231.09$170.8035.3%
Phone $22.99$28.2618.6%
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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Yosemite Lakes, CA4,66811717%

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