Kerman 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.
IndexKermanCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index105138100
IndexKermanCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index103110100
Groceries index104115100
Health care index107109100
Housing index97196100
Transportation index115125100
Utilities index124114100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Kerman, CA is shown above. Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in Kerman, CA is 105, which is 24% lower than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 5% 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 Kerman, CA goods and services come in at 7% lower than the average in California and are 3% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Kerman is 24% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Kerman is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kerman is 3% lower 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Kerman, CA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Kerman, CA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Kerman, CA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$59,410$4,951$1,386$1,782
Renters$26,850$2,238$626$806
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Kerman, CA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Kerman, CA have a median income of $59,410. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,386 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $26,850, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $626.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Kerman, CA is the California sales tax and California income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The California sales tax rate is 7.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 13.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemKermanNational 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

ItemKermanNational 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

ItemKermanNational 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

ItemKermanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $191,100.00$184,700.003.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,330.75$1,202.4410.7%
Apartment Rent $793.00$949.0016.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemKermanNational 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.

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La Vina, CA2911088%
San Joaquin, CA4,01194-6%
Biola, CA1,26596-4%
Parkwood, CA2,22799-1%
West Park, CA76499-1%
Kerman, CA14,4241055%

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Kerman, CA14,4241055%
Source: The Kerman, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.