Rio Linda 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.
IndexRio LindaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index113140100
IndexRio LindaCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index107111100
Groceries index121118100
Health care index117113100
Housing index111196100
Transportation index134128100
Utilities index102118100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Rio Linda, CA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Rio Linda, CA is 113, which is 20% lower than the California average and 13% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Rio Linda, CA are 4% lower than the California average and 7% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Rio Linda is 20% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Rio Linda is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rio Linda is 11% 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$62,617$5,218$1,461$1,879
Renters$30,227$2,519$705$907
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Rio Linda, 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 Rio Linda, CA homeowners, is $62,617. This would allow for a maximum of $1,461 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $30,227 which would result in a maximum of $705 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%
The California sales tax and California income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Rio Linda, CA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The California sales tax is 7.25% and the maximum surtax is 10.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The California income tax rates range from 1% to 13.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemRio LindaNational 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

ItemRio LindaNational 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

ItemRio LindaNational 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

ItemRio LindaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $194,200.00$184,700.005.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,623.46$1,273.3227.5%
Apartment Rent $1,188.00$949.0025.2%

Transportation

ItemRio LindaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.73$2.5943.7%
Tire Balancing $60.10$48.9022.9%

Utilities

ItemRio LindaNational 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.
McClellan Park, CA1,09398-2%
Knights Landing, CA1,2401033%
Fruitridge Pocket, CA5,5541055%
North Highlands, CA46,8411066%
Parkway, CA15,7981077%
Rio Linda, CA14,93811313%

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Stanford, CA14,926276176%
Parlier, CA14,9531033%
Dumas, TX14,96381-19%
Rio Linda, CA14,93811313%
Source: The Rio Linda, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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