South Growth Area 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.
IndexSouth Growth AreaFresnoCalifornia
Cost of living index110105138
IndexSouth Growth AreaFresnoCalifornia
Goods & Services index103103110
Groceries index104104115
Health care index107107109
Housing index116100196
Transportation index115115125
Utilities index124124114
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  • The cost of living in South Growth Area is 20% lower than the Fresno average.
  • The cost of living in South Growth Area is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Growth Area is 16% 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)
Household$66,411$5,534$1,549$1,993

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%

Goods & Services

ItemFresnoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.14$16.0912.8%
Beauty Salon $41.10$37.3310.1%
Toothpaste $4.95$2.45102.1%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0016.8%
Movie $10.60$10.283.1%
Bowling $6.04$4.9322.5%

Groceries

ItemFresnoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.802.1%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4010.6%
Milk $2.37$2.0118.1%
Potatoes $2.63$3.0112.6%
Pizza $13.59$9.8937.5%
Beer $9.01$8.901.3%

Health Care

ItemFresnoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $129.44$102.1626.7%
Doctor $102.53$108.365.4%
Dentist $108.32$92.5317.1%
Ibuprofen $10.13$9.289.1%
Lipitor $418.44$425.821.7%

Housing

ItemFresnoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $187,500.00$184,700.001.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,330.75$1,202.4410.7%
Apartment Rent $901.00$949.005.1%

Transportation

ItemFresnoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.76$2.2423.1%
Tire Balancing $46.11$46.290.4%

Utilities

ItemFresnoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$259.33$165.9656.3%
Phone $24.98$28.6812.9%
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

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Bowles, CA21111111%
Delft Colony, CA10311111%
Tooleville, CA47090-10%
Malaga, CA1,24696-4%
Parlier, CA14,95399-1%
Fresno, CA513,8071055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tucson, AZ527,58692-8%
Sacramento, CA484,53011616%
Kansas City, MO471,76790-10%
Albuquerque, NM556,85995-5%
Mesa, AZ470,45694-6%
Fresno, CA513,8071055%
Source: The South Growth Area, Fresno, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.
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