Coalinga cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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 breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexCoalingaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living107140100
IndexCoalingaCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services110111100
Groceries110118100
Health care107113100
Housing84196100
Transportation123128100
Utilities146118100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Coalinga is 24% lower than the California average
  • The cost of living in Coalinga is 7% higher than the national average
  • Coalinga housing is 16% lower 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$69,926$5,827$1,631$2,098
      Renters$30,750$2,563$717$923
      The affordability of the housing market in Coalinga, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Coalinga homeowners, the median income is $69,926. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,631 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $30,750. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $717 for their rent related monthly costs.

      California Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      California7.25%10.5%

      California Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      California1%13.3%

      Goods & Services

      ItemCoalingaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.33$17.494.8%
      Beauty Salon $83.33$38.17118.3%
      Toothpaste $3.55$2.3253.0%
      Shampoo $1.17$1.0115.6%
      Movie $11.72$10.729.3%
      Bowling $11.67$13.8615.8%

      Groceries

      ItemCoalingaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.06$3.904.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.97$1.4041.1%
      Milk $2.14$1.969.1%
      Potatoes $3.88$3.1821.9%
      Pizza $8.99$10.3913.5%
      Beer $9.48$9.232.7%

      Health Care

      ItemCoalingaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.00$106.341.6%
      Doctor $121.25$115.255.2%
      Dentist $108.33$98.3810.1%
      Ibuprofen $10.90$9.2617.7%
      Lipitor $483.33$466.473.6%

      Housing

      ItemCoalingaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $153,000.00$184,700.0017.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,214.38$1,273.324.6%
      Apartment Rent $833.00$949.0012.2%

      Transportation

      ItemCoalingaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.68$2.5942.0%
      Tire Balancing $46.67$48.904.6%

      Utilities

      ItemCoalingaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$312.56$167.6086.5%
      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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Huron, CA6,8211022%
      Avenal, CA13,5901022%
      Coalinga, CA16,6091077%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Opelousas, LA16,60583-17%
      Sunset, FL16,60212121%
      Terrell, TX16,62693-7%
      Lemont, IL16,58711818%
      Hazel Park, MI16,58785-15%
      Coalinga, CA16,6091077%
      Source: The Coalinga, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.