San Diego Country Estates 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.
IndexSan Diego Country EstatesCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index143138100
IndexSan Diego Country EstatesCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index103110100
Groceries index114115100
Health care index107109100
Housing index221196100
Transportation index123125100
Utilities index117114100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in San Diego Country Estates, CA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in San Diego Country Estates, CA being 143, that puts it 4% higher than the average of California and 43% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of San Diego Country Estates, CA, the price of goods and services are 6% lower than the average of California as well as 3% higher than the nation's average.
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  • The cost of living in San Diego Country Estates is 4% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in San Diego Country Estates is 43% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in San Diego Country Estates is 121% 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$104,628$8,719$2,441$3,139
Renters$102,011$8,501$2,380$3,061
The affordability of the housing market in San Diego Country Estates, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among San Diego Country Estates, CA homeowners, the median income is $104,628. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,441 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $102,011. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $2,380 used for their rent related monthly costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

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 San Diego Country Estates, 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 10.25%. 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

ItemSan Diego Country EstatesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$16.0918.1%
Beauty Salon $57.00$37.3352.7%
Toothpaste $2.66$2.458.8%
Shampoo $1.29$1.0028.9%
Movie $13.78$10.2834.1%
Bowling $5.07$4.932.7%

Groceries

ItemSan Diego Country EstatesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.77$3.8025.4%
Fried Chicken $1.14$1.4018.6%
Milk $2.16$2.017.6%
Potatoes $2.77$3.018.1%
Pizza $9.96$9.890.7%
Beer $9.88$8.9011.0%

Health Care

ItemSan Diego Country EstatesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.20$102.164.9%
Doctor $105.00$108.363.1%
Dentist $104.33$92.5312.8%
Ibuprofen $12.77$9.2837.6%
Lipitor $409.84$425.823.8%

Housing

ItemSan Diego Country EstatesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $403,200.00$184,700.00118.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,000.48$1,202.44149.5%
Apartment Rent $2,147.00$949.00126.2%

Transportation

ItemSan Diego Country EstatesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.91$2.2429.7%
Tire Balancing $50.56$46.299.2%

Utilities

ItemSan Diego Country EstatesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$232.69$165.9640.2%
Phone $25.97$28.689.5%
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.

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San Diego Country Estates, CA10,54714343%

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Source: The San Diego Country Estates, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.