El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County) cost of living index

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.
IndexEl Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County)CaliforniaNational
Cost of living index131138100
IndexEl Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County)CaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index108110100
Groceries index114115100
Health care index105109100
Housing index176196100
Transportation index132125100
Utilities index103114100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA being 131, that puts it 5% lower than the average of California and 31% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of California as well as 8% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County) is 5% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County) is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County) is 76% 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$76,214$6,351$1,778$2,287
Renters$50,105$4,175$1,169$1,503
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), 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 El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA homeowners, is $76,214. This would allow for a maximum of $1,778 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $50,105 which would result in a maximum of $1,169 to be spent on rental costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%
The California sales tax and California income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The California sales tax is 7.25% and the maximum surtax is 10.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 13.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemEl Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County)National avg.Difference
Haircut $20.43$16.0927.0%
Beauty Salon $60.87$37.3363.0%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.454.2%
Shampoo $1.29$1.0028.9%
Movie $13.65$10.2832.8%
Bowling $6.68$4.9335.5%

Groceries

ItemEl Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County)National avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$3.8018.0%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4025.8%
Milk $2.23$2.0110.9%
Potatoes $2.77$3.018.1%
Pizza $10.99$9.8911.2%
Beer $9.88$8.9011.0%

Health Care

ItemEl Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County)National avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.17$102.161.0%
Doctor $96.00$108.3611.4%
Dentist $106.60$92.5315.2%
Ibuprofen $12.77$9.2837.6%
Lipitor $409.56$425.823.8%

Housing

ItemEl Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County)National avg.Difference
Home Price $350,400.00$184,700.0089.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,375.06$1,202.44180.7%
Apartment Rent $1,352.00$949.0042.5%

Transportation

ItemEl Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County)National avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.03$2.2434.9%
Tire Balancing $59.13$46.2927.7%

Utilities

ItemEl Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County)National avg.Difference
All Electricity$190.81$165.9615.0%
Phone $25.97$28.689.5%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Warm Springs, CA1,7091055%
Meadowbrook, CA2,7821055%
Good Hope, CA9,4711077%
Colton, CA53,85611010%
Bloomington, CA23,32211313%
El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA12,96313131%

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Kettering, MD12,96012626%
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Ridgefield Park, NJ12,97614545%
Greenville, OH12,97976-24%
El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA12,96313131%
Source: The El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.