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.
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Cerritos, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Cerritos, CA is 170, which is 23% higher than the California average and 70% 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 Cerritos, CA are 1% lower than the average for California and 8% higher than the rest of the country.
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The cost of living in Cerritos is 23% higher than the California average.
The cost of living in Cerritos is 70% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Cerritos is 204% 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 Cerritos, 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 Cerritos, CA, then you would need to earn a higher salary in order to enjoy the same standard of living. To use the Cerritos, 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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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Cerritos, CA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Cerritos, CA homeowners have a median income of $102,376. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,389 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $71,250, which means there is a maximum of $1,662 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.
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For those who live in Cerritos, 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.