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Overall 52%
Goods & Services 13%
Housing 157%
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.
IndexLake Almanor WestCaliforniaNational
Cost of living152140100
Goods & Services113111100
Groceries100118100
Health care110113100
Housing257196100
Transportation113128100
Utilities85118100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Lake Almanor West is 8% higher than the California average
  • The cost of living in Lake Almanor West is 52% higher than the national average
  • Lake Almanor West housing is 157% 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)
      Owners$72,159$6,013$1,684$2,165
      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

      ItemLake Almanor WestNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.55$17.490.4%
      Beauty Salon $46.47$38.1721.8%
      Toothpaste $3.68$2.3258.7%
      Shampoo $1.02$1.010.8%
      Movie $10.33$10.723.6%
      Bowling $4.57$13.8667.0%

      Groceries

      ItemLake Almanor WestNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.52$3.909.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.55$1.4011.1%
      Milk $2.16$1.9610.2%
      Potatoes $1.99$3.1837.5%
      Pizza $13.32$10.3928.2%
      Beer $8.19$9.2311.3%

      Health Care

      ItemLake Almanor WestNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.47$106.342.0%
      Doctor $138.14$115.2519.9%
      Dentist $99.33$98.381.0%
      Ibuprofen $10.44$9.2612.7%
      Lipitor $385.41$466.4717.4%

      Housing

      ItemLake Almanor WestNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $475,000.00$184,700.00157.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,275.94$1,273.320.2%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemLake Almanor WestNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.73$2.595.2%
      Tire Balancing $44.33$48.909.3%

      Utilities

      ItemLake Almanor WestNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$113.26$167.6032.4%
      Phone $30.01$163.4281.6%
      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 Lake Almanor West, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.