Garden Farms 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.
IndexGarden FarmsCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index153138100
IndexGarden FarmsCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index103110100
Groceries index111115100
Health care index106109100
Housing index251196100
Transportation index117125100
Utilities index136114100

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  • The cost of living in Garden Farms is 11% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Garden Farms is 53% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Garden Farms is 151% 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$112,946$9,412$2,635$3,389
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemGarden FarmsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.23$16.090.9%
Beauty Salon $57.60$37.3354.3%
Toothpaste $3.06$2.4525.1%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0017.4%
Movie $9.89$10.283.8%
Bowling $6.41$4.9330.0%

Groceries

ItemGarden FarmsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$3.8011.2%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.3%
Milk $2.25$2.0112.0%
Potatoes $3.68$3.0122.1%
Pizza $8.48$9.8914.2%
Beer $8.70$8.902.2%

Health Care

ItemGarden FarmsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.73$102.1623.9%
Doctor $121.87$108.3612.5%
Dentist $94.21$92.531.8%
Ibuprofen $12.09$9.2830.3%
Lipitor $424.78$425.820.2%

Housing

ItemGarden FarmsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $463,300.00$184,700.00150.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,131.97$1,202.445.9%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemGarden FarmsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.82$2.2425.5%
Tire Balancing $46.79$46.291.1%

Utilities

ItemGarden FarmsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$285.86$165.9672.2%
Phone $26.82$28.686.5%
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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Garden Farms, CA31215353%

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Garden Farms, CA31215353%
Source: The Garden Farms, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.