Anaheim 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.
IndexAnaheimCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index143140100
IndexAnaheimCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index110111100
Groceries index116118100
Health care index109113100
Housing index218196100
Transportation index130128100
Utilities index90118100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Anaheim, CA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Anaheim, CA being 143, that puts it 2% higher than the average of California and 43% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Anaheim, CA, the price of goods and services are 2% lower than the average of California as well as 10% higher than the nation's average.
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  • The cost of living in Anaheim is 2% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Anaheim is 43% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Anaheim is 118% higher than the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 42% 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$93,510$7,793$2,182$2,806
      Renters$45,747$3,812$1,067$1,373
      If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Anaheim, 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 Anaheim, CA, the median monthly income is $93,510 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,182 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $45,747, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,067 on monthly rental expenses.

      California Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      California7.25%10.5%

      California Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      California1%13.3%
      The California sales tax and California income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Anaheim, CA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The California sales tax is 7.25% and the maximum surtax is 10.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 13.3%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemAnaheimNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.80$17.4924.6%
      Beauty Salon $65.00$38.1770.3%
      Toothpaste $2.19$2.325.6%
      Shampoo $1.32$1.0130.4%
      Movie $14.42$10.7234.5%
      Bowling $23.33$13.8668.3%

      Groceries

      ItemAnaheimNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.32$3.9014.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.79$1.4028.2%
      Milk $2.19$1.9611.6%
      Potatoes $3.09$3.182.9%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $9.66$9.234.7%

      Health Care

      ItemAnaheimNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $96.75$106.349.0%
      Doctor $123.33$115.257.0%
      Dentist $112.40$98.3814.2%
      Ibuprofen $11.99$9.2629.5%
      Lipitor $483.87$466.473.7%

      Housing

      ItemAnaheimNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $457,600.00$184,700.00147.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,485.71$1,273.32173.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,402.00$949.0047.7%

      Transportation

      ItemAnaheimNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.81$2.5947.0%
      Tire Balancing $51.00$48.904.3%

      Utilities

      ItemAnaheimNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$142.30$167.6015.1%
      Phone $173.40$163.426.1%
      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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      Source: The Anaheim, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.