An overview of the general cost of living index for Corte Madera, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Corte Madera, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 233. This index is 66% higher than the California average, and 133% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Corte Madera, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 23% higher than it is in California, and it is 37% higher than the national average.