Mesa Verde 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.
IndexMesa VerdeCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index82138100
IndexMesa VerdeCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index94110100
Groceries index107115100
Health care index98109100
Housing index41196100
Transportation index96125100
Utilities index117114100

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  • The cost of living in Mesa Verde is 40% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Mesa Verde is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mesa Verde is 59% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$28,152$2,346$657$845
Renters$31,786$2,649$742$954

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

ItemMesa VerdeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.33$16.0923.3%
Beauty Salon $30.82$37.3317.5%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.455.2%
Shampoo $1.01$1.000.9%
Movie $8.67$10.2815.7%
Bowling $3.58$4.9327.3%

Groceries

ItemMesa VerdeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.23$3.8015.2%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.400.5%
Milk $1.63$2.0118.6%
Potatoes $2.30$3.0123.5%
Pizza $11.26$9.8913.9%
Beer $9.47$8.906.4%

Health Care

ItemMesa VerdeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.50$102.1620.2%
Doctor $108.89$108.360.5%
Dentist $87.20$92.535.8%
Ibuprofen $10.15$9.289.4%
Lipitor $423.75$425.820.5%

Housing

ItemMesa VerdeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $60,000.00$184,700.0067.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,126.64$1,202.446.3%
Apartment Rent $579.00$949.0039.0%

Transportation

ItemMesa VerdeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$2.242.5%
Tire Balancing $43.22$46.296.6%

Utilities

ItemMesa VerdeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$229.60$165.9638.3%
Phone $26.66$28.687.0%
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.
Palo Verde, CA811000%
Ripley, CA54686-14%
Ehrenberg, AZ93987-13%
Blythe, CA19,67592-8%
Mesa Verde, CA71582-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pinal, AZ71586-14%
Green Spring, KY71511616%
Tickfaw, LA71588-12%
Shickshinny, PA71581-19%
Springmont, PA71595-5%
Mesa Verde, CA71582-18%
Source: The Mesa Verde, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.