Yreka 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.
Cost of living index115135100
Goods & Services index115107100
Groceries index133117100
Health care index120109100
Housing index88189100
Transportation index154125100
Utilities index136116100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Yreka, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Yreka, CA is 115, which is 15% lower than the California average and 15% 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 Yreka, CA are 7% higher than the average for California and 15% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Yreka is 15% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Yreka is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Yreka is 12% 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

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Yreka, CA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Yreka, CA homeowners, is $42,008. This would allow for a maximum of $980 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $20,128 which would result in a maximum of $470 to be spent on rental costs.

California Sales Tax

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California Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Yreka, CA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for California, as well as the rate for income tax in California. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for California is 10%, and the sales tax in the state of California is 7.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in California starts from 1% and goes up to 12.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemYrekaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$14.599.6%
Beauty Salon $50.00$34.6844.2%
Toothpaste $3.79$2.4753.2%
Shampoo $1.32$1.0229.2%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $2.88$4.3934.4%


ItemYrekaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.12$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.84$1.4625.7%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $3.87$3.0626.4%
Pizza $15.99$9.2473.0%
Beer $9.24$8.637.0%

Health Care

ItemYrekaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.00$99.7820.3%
Doctor $111.81$105.036.5%
Dentist $121.33$88.7036.8%
Ibuprofen $11.87$9.4126.1%
Lipitor $320.00$298.507.2%


ItemYrekaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $158,600.00$175,700.009.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,907.43$1,081.03169.0%
Apartment Rent $775.00$920.0015.8%


ItemYrekaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.60$2.0972.1%
Tire Balancing $46.00$45.291.6%


ItemYrekaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$252.17$170.8047.6%
Phone $33.50$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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hornbrook, CA2751088%
Greenview, CA18311111%
Montague, CA1,50411212%
Fort Jones, CA84811414%
Grenada, CA42111414%
Yreka, CA7,67511515%

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Yreka, CA7,67511515%
Source: The Yreka, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.