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Overall 80%
Goods & Services 10%
Housing 230%
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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.
IndexRosevilleSan DiegoCalifornia
Cost of living180150140
Goods & Services110110109
Groceries112112112
Health care108108109
Housing330230196
Transportation132132132
Utilities121121127

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Roseville is 29% higher than the San Diego average
  • The cost of living in Roseville is 80% higher than the national average
  • Roseville housing is 230% 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

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Household$97,826$8,152$2,282$2,935

      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

      ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.83$20.2717.6%
      Beauty Salon $65.72$40.3962.7%
      Toothpaste $2.26$2.364.1%
      Shampoo $1.38$1.0828.5%
      Movie $14.91$10.9935.7%
      Bowling $22.56$15.4945.6%

      Groceries

      ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.52$4.305.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.79$1.4028.2%
      Milk $2.30$2.204.4%
      Potatoes $2.99$3.227.1%
      Pizza $12.70$10.7418.3%
      Beer $9.93$9.603.5%

      Health Care

      ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $123.80$109.7312.8%
      Doctor $125.00$118.345.6%
      Dentist $109.73$100.948.7%
      Ibuprofen $11.49$9.9315.7%
      Lipitor $490.43$469.534.5%

      Housing

      ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $488,600.00$184,700.00164.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,789.33$1,229.62126.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,427.00$949.0050.4%

      Transportation

      ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.97$2.7146.6%
      Tire Balancing $55.77$51.867.5%

      Utilities

      ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$239.65$170.8440.3%
      Phone $179.39$187.184.2%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Spring Valley CDP (Lake County), CA1,1541066.0%
      National City, CA60,34912726.5%
      La Presa, CA37,11012928.6%
      Lemon Grove, CA26,42113131.2%
      Santee, CA56,83913635.8%
      San Diego, CA1,374,81215049.7%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Calgary, AB1,371,990n/a 
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3589010.3%
      Dallas, TX1,278,433972.7%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,324972.5%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9381021.9%
      San Diego, CA1,374,81215049.7%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.