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.
A general overview of the cost of living index for Carson, CA is displayed above. In Carson, CA, the overall cost of living index is 133, which is 4% lower than the California average and 33% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Carson, CA, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the California average and 9% higher than the U.S. average.
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The cost of living in Carson is 4% lower than the California average.
The cost of living in Carson is 33% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Carson is 84% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current income in Carson, CA to any other city in the country. The calculator will tell you how much income you would need to make in a particular city to live at the same level based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to move to is higher than that of Carson, CA, then you would need to earn a higher salary in order to enjoy the same standard of living. To use the Carson, CA salary calculator, enter the name of the new city, then move the slider to your current salary level. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if your salary would need to increase or decrease for the new city. You will also see a complete overview of the cost of living.
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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Carson, 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 Carson, CA homeowners, is $82,233. This would allow for a maximum of $1,919 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $51,372 which would result in a maximum of $1,199 to be spent on rental costs.
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For those who live in Carson, CA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the California income tax rate and the California sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In California, the sales tax is 7.25%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10.25%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in California, the income tax rate ranges between 1% to 13.3%.
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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.