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.
A general overview of the cost of living index for Pleasant Hill, CA is displayed above. In Pleasant Hill, CA, the overall cost of living index is 169, which is 22% higher than the California average and 69% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Pleasant Hill, CA, the city's goods and services are 11% higher than the California average and 22% higher than the U.S. average.
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The cost of living in Pleasant Hill is 22% higher than the California average.
The cost of living in Pleasant Hill is 69% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Pleasant Hill is 176% 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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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Pleasant Hill, CA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Pleasant Hill, CA homeowners, is $113,802. This would allow for a maximum of $2,655 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $64,817 which would result in a maximum of $1,512 to be spent on rental costs.
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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Pleasant Hill, 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%.
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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.