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Overall 3%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 17%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; 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.
IndexElk CreekCaliforniaNational
Cost of living103140100
Goods & Services109109100
Groceries104112100
Health care118109100
Housing83196100
Transportation132132100
Utilities108127100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Elk Creek is 26% lower than the California average
  • The cost of living in Elk Creek is 3% higher than the national average
  • Elk Creek housing is 17% lower than the national average
  • California general sales tax is 42% higher than the national average
  • California state income tax is 59% 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$45,556$3,796$1,063$1,367
      Renters$38,333$3,194$894$1,150

      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

      ItemElk CreekNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $28.67$20.2741.4%
      Beauty Salon $62.33$40.3954.3%
      Toothpaste $2.81$2.3619.0%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.087.7%
      Movie $14.16$10.9928.9%
      Bowling $22.92$15.4947.9%

      Groceries

      ItemElk CreekNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.34$4.3024.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4013.9%
      Milk $3.79$2.2072.0%
      Potatoes $3.89$3.2220.9%
      Pizza $15.99$10.7448.9%
      Beer $9.14$9.604.8%

      Health Care

      ItemElk CreekNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $146.32$109.7333.4%
      Doctor $188.58$118.3459.4%
      Dentist $96.32$100.944.6%
      Ibuprofen $11.01$9.9310.8%
      Lipitor $488.12$469.534.0%

      Housing

      ItemElk CreekNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $155,000.00$184,700.0016.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,601.63$1,229.6230.3%
      Apartment Rent $775.00$949.0018.3%

      Transportation

      ItemElk CreekNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $4.11$2.7151.5%
      Tire Balancing $51.87$51.860.0%

      Utilities

      ItemElk CreekNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$196.19$170.8414.8%
      Phone $184.64$187.181.4%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Elk Creek, CA1601033.2%

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      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.