Fairview 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.
IndexFairviewCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index158138100
IndexFairviewCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index122110100
Groceries index126115100
Health care index123109100
Housing index241196100
Transportation index130125100
Utilities index114114100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Fairview, CA is shown above. Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in Fairview, CA is 158, which is 14% higher than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 58% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Fairview, CA goods and services come in at 11% higher than the average in California and are 22% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Fairview is 14% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Fairview is 58% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fairview is 141% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Fairview, CA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Fairview, CA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Fairview, CA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$101,719$8,477$2,373$3,052
Renters$80,260$6,688$1,873$2,408
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Fairview, CA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Fairview, CA homeowners have a median income of $101,719. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,373 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $80,260, which means there is a maximum of $1,873 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%
For those who live in Fairview, CA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the California income tax rate and the California sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In California, the sales tax is 7.25%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10.25%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in California, the income tax rate ranges between 1% to 13.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.86$16.0935.9%
Beauty Salon $69.62$37.3386.5%
Toothpaste $3.23$2.4532.0%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0019.6%
Movie $11.67$10.2813.6%
Bowling $6.78$4.9337.4%

Groceries

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.25$3.8011.8%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.408.1%
Milk $2.74$2.0136.6%
Potatoes $3.56$3.0118.1%
Pizza $12.11$9.8922.5%
Beer $9.55$8.907.3%

Health Care

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.71$102.1618.2%
Doctor $138.93$108.3628.2%
Dentist $122.57$92.5332.5%
Ibuprofen $11.92$9.2828.4%
Lipitor $416.12$425.822.3%

Housing

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Home Price $492,400.00$184,700.00166.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,702.60$1,202.44124.8%
Apartment Rent $1,733.00$949.0082.6%

Transportation

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.93$2.2430.3%
Tire Balancing $60.44$46.2930.6%

Utilities

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$230.24$165.9638.7%
Phone $24.33$28.6815.2%
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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San Miguel CDP (San Luis Obispo County), CA2,69613131%
Ashland, CA24,28813636%
Cherryland, CA15,06613636%
Hayward, CA154,50714545%
San Leandro, CA89,03914747%
Fairview, CA10,78915858%

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St. Albans, WV10,78889-11%
Frederick, CO10,79111010%
Muskegon Heights, MI10,79279-21%
Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO10,78586-14%
Atchison, KS10,79882-18%
Fairview, CA10,78915858%
Source: The Fairview, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.