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 summary of the cost of living index in Rosemead, CA is shown above. Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in Rosemead, CA is 141, which is 2% higher than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 41% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Rosemead, CA goods and services come in at 1% lower than the average in California and are 9% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
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The cost of living in Rosemead is 2% higher than the California average.
The cost of living in Rosemead is 41% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Rosemead is 111% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current salary in Rosemead, CA to any other city. The salary calculator will tell you how much you would need to earn in any given city to maintain the same standard of living based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to relocate to is higher than the cost of living in Rosemead, CA, then you would need to earn more income in order to maintain the same standard of living. To use the Rosemead, CA salary calculator, simply enter in the name of the new city, then adjust the slider to your current income. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if you need to earn more or less in the new city. You will also see a complete breakdown of the cost of living.
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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Rosemead, CA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Rosemead, CA homeowners have a median income of $63,065. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,471 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $34,036, which means there is a maximum of $794 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.
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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Rosemead, 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.