F
Overall 44%
Goods & Services 7%
Housing 115%
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.
IndexRancho MurietaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living144140100
Goods & Services107111100
Groceries121118100
Health care117113100
Housing215196100
Transportation134128100
Utilities102118100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Rancho Murieta is 3% higher than the California average
  • The cost of living in Rancho Murieta is 44% higher than the national average
  • Rancho Murieta housing is 115% 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

Most Affordable Places to Live in and Around Rancho Murieta

See all the best places to live around Rancho Murieta

Compare Rancho Murieta, CA Cost of Living

      vs
      How would you rate the cost of living in Rancho Murieta?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Is the cost of living increasing or decreasing in Rancho Murieta?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Rancho Murieta poll results

      Salary Calculator

      This is how much you would need to earn in
      Price difference in compared to
      Cost of living index
      Goods & Services index
      Groceries index
      Health care index
      Housing index
      Transportation index
      Utilities index

      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$99,167$8,264$2,314$2,975
      Renters$65,192$5,433$1,521$1,956
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Rancho Murieta, 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 Rancho Murieta homeowners, is $99,167. This would allow for a maximum of $2,314 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $65,192 which would result in a maximum of $1,521 to be spent on rental costs.

      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

      ItemRancho MurietaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $26.80$17.4953.2%
      Beauty Salon $55.40$38.1745.1%
      Toothpaste $2.94$2.3226.7%
      Shampoo $1.48$1.0146.3%
      Movie $12.78$10.7219.2%
      Bowling $18.00$13.8629.9%

      Groceries

      ItemRancho MurietaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.29$3.9010.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.47$1.405.3%
      Milk $2.57$1.9631.0%
      Potatoes $2.96$3.187.0%
      Pizza $15.19$10.3946.1%
      Beer $9.66$9.234.7%

      Health Care

      ItemRancho MurietaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $131.29$106.3423.5%
      Doctor $155.00$115.2534.5%
      Dentist $107.22$98.389.0%
      Ibuprofen $11.92$9.2628.7%
      Lipitor $491.23$466.475.3%

      Housing

      ItemRancho MurietaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $426,100.00$184,700.00130.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,623.46$1,273.3227.5%
      Apartment Rent $1,684.00$949.0077.4%

      Transportation

      ItemRancho MurietaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.73$2.5943.7%
      Tire Balancing $60.10$48.9022.9%

      Utilities

      ItemRancho MurietaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$171.58$167.602.4%
      Phone $183.90$163.4212.5%
      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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Buena Vista, CA36096-4%
      Foothill Farms, CA33,3841099%
      Plymouth, CA96111111%
      Martell, CA31211313%
      Rancho Cordova, CA69,48211414%
      Rancho Murieta, CA5,50714444%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Nephi, UT5,50794-6%
      Hawkinsville, GA5,50492-8%
      Germantown, OH5,50391-9%
      Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, MA5,51214242%
      Groveport, OH5,50090-10%
      Rancho Murieta, CA5,50714444%
      Source: The Rancho Murieta, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.