Orcutt 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.
IndexOrcuttCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index133138100
IndexOrcuttCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index103110100
Groceries index111115100
Health care index106109100
Housing index183196100
Transportation index117125100
Utilities index136114100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Orcutt, CA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Orcutt, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 133. This index is 4% lower than the California average, and 33% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Orcutt, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 6% lower than it is in California, and it is 3% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Orcutt is 4% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Orcutt is 33% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Orcutt is 83% 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$86,012$7,168$2,007$2,581
Renters$58,232$4,853$1,359$1,747
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Orcutt, 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 Orcutt, CA have a median income of $86,012. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,007 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $58,232, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,359.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Orcutt, CA you will want to make sure you consider both the California sales tax and the California income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in California is 7.25%, with the highest surtax being 10.25%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in California have a range from 1% to 13.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemOrcuttNational 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

ItemOrcuttNational 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

ItemOrcuttNational 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

ItemOrcuttNational avg.Difference
Home Price $353,400.00$184,700.0091.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,131.97$1,202.445.9%
Apartment Rent $1,566.00$949.0065.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemOrcuttNational 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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Los Berros, CA71811111%
Casmalia, CA1401055%
Sisquoc, CA2641066%
Guadalupe, CA7,25211313%
Lompoc, CA43,67811616%
Orcutt, CA30,10913333%

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Helena, MT30,10299-1%
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Orcutt, CA30,10913333%
Source: The Orcutt, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.