Rocklin cost of living index

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. 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexRocklinCaliforniaNational
Cost of living136140100
IndexRocklinCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services107111100
Groceries121118100
Health care117113100
Housing188196100
Transportation134128100
Utilities102118100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Rocklin is 3% lower than the California average
  • The cost of living in Rocklin is 36% higher than the national average
  • Rocklin housing is 88% 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$102,879$8,573$2,400$3,087
      Renters$53,525$4,460$1,249$1,606
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Rocklin, 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 Rocklin homeowners, is $102,879. This would allow for a maximum of $2,400 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $53,525 which would result in a maximum of $1,249 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

      ItemRocklinNational 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

      ItemRocklinNational 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

      ItemRocklinNational 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

      ItemRocklinNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $381,000.00$184,700.00106.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,623.46$1,273.3227.5%
      Apartment Rent $1,391.00$949.0046.6%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemRocklinNational 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%
      North Highlands, CA46,8411066%
      Foothill Farms, CA33,3841099%
      Wheatland, CA3,61711212%
      Rio Linda, CA14,93811313%
      Rocklin, CA60,50913636%

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      Springfield, OR60,6111088%
      Rocklin, CA60,50913636%
      Source: The Rocklin, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.