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Overall 136%
Goods & Services 30%
Housing 386%
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. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexDel Monte ForestCaliforniaNational
Cost of living236140100
Goods & Services130111100
Groceries126118100
Health care127113100
Housing486196100
Transportation137128100
Utilities121118100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Del Monte Forest is 68% higher than the California average
  • The cost of living in Del Monte Forest is 136% higher than the national average
  • Del Monte Forest housing is 386% 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$97,361$8,113$2,272$2,921
      Renters$106,200$8,850$2,478$3,186
      The affordability of the housing market in Del Monte Forest, 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 Del Monte Forest homeowners, the median income is $97,361. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,272 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $106,200. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $2,478 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

      ItemDel Monte ForestNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.71$17.4912.7%
      Beauty Salon $67.86$38.1777.8%
      Toothpaste $2.93$2.3226.2%
      Shampoo $1.33$1.0131.4%
      Movie $12.11$10.7212.9%
      Bowling $19.83$13.8643.1%

      Groceries

      ItemDel Monte ForestNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.71$3.904.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.35$1.403.3%
      Milk $2.39$1.9621.8%
      Potatoes $2.66$3.1816.4%
      Pizza $13.70$10.3931.8%
      Beer $10.49$9.2313.7%

      Health Care

      ItemDel Monte ForestNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $136.71$106.3428.6%
      Doctor $150.71$115.2530.8%
      Dentist $139.14$98.3841.4%
      Ibuprofen $11.99$9.2629.5%
      Lipitor $442.32$466.475.2%

      Housing

      ItemDel Monte ForestNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $1,045,900.00$184,700.00466.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,196.29$1,273.32151.0%
      Apartment Rent $2,819.00$949.00197.0%

      Transportation

      ItemDel Monte ForestNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.79$2.5946.2%
      Tire Balancing $61.00$48.9024.8%

      Utilities

      ItemDel Monte ForestNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$228.47$167.6036.3%
      Phone $184.65$163.4213.0%
      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 Del Monte Forest, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.