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Overall 33%
Goods & Services 7%
Housing 79%
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.
IndexForest RanchCaliforniaNational
Cost of living133140100
Goods & Services107111100
Groceries121118100
Health care117113100
Housing179196100
Transportation134128100
Utilities102118100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Forest Ranch is 5% lower than the California average
  • The cost of living in Forest Ranch is 33% higher than the national average
  • Forest Ranch housing is 79% higher 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)
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      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemForest RanchNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $26.80$17.4953.2%
      Beauty Salon $55.40$38.1745.1%
      Toothpaste $2.94$2.3226.7%
      Shampoo $1.48$1.0146.3%
      Movie $12.78$10.7219.2%
      Bowling $18.00$13.8629.9%

      Groceries

      ItemForest RanchNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.29$3.9010.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.47$1.405.3%
      Milk $2.57$1.9631.0%
      Potatoes $2.96$3.187.0%
      Pizza $15.19$10.3946.1%
      Beer $9.66$9.234.7%

      Health Care

      ItemForest RanchNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $131.29$106.3423.5%
      Doctor $155.00$115.2534.5%
      Dentist $107.22$98.389.0%
      Ibuprofen $11.92$9.2628.7%
      Lipitor $491.23$466.475.3%

      Housing

      ItemForest RanchNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $330,900.00$184,700.0079.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,623.46$1,273.3227.5%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemForest RanchNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.73$2.5943.7%
      Tire Balancing $60.10$48.9022.9%

      Utilities

      ItemForest RanchNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$171.58$167.602.4%
      Phone $183.90$163.4212.5%
      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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      Source: The Forest Ranch, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.