Central City 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.
IndexCentral CitySanta AnaCalifornia
Cost of living index135135138
IndexCentral CitySanta AnaCalifornia
Goods & Services index108108110
Groceries index114114115
Health care index105105109
Housing index188188196
Transportation index132132125
Utilities index103103114

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  • The cost of living in Central City is 3% lower than the Santa Ana average.
  • The cost of living in Central City is 35% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Central City 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)
Household$59,212$4,934$1,382$1,777

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%

Goods & Services

ItemSanta AnaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.43$16.0927.0%
Beauty Salon $60.87$37.3363.0%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.454.2%
Shampoo $1.29$1.0028.9%
Movie $13.65$10.2832.8%
Bowling $6.68$4.9335.5%

Groceries

ItemSanta AnaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$3.8018.0%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4025.8%
Milk $2.23$2.0110.9%
Potatoes $2.77$3.018.1%
Pizza $10.99$9.8911.2%
Beer $9.88$8.9011.0%

Health Care

ItemSanta AnaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.17$102.161.0%
Doctor $96.00$108.3611.4%
Dentist $106.60$92.5315.2%
Ibuprofen $12.77$9.2837.6%
Lipitor $409.56$425.823.8%

Housing

ItemSanta AnaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $383,900.00$184,700.00107.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,375.06$1,202.44180.7%
Apartment Rent $1,354.00$949.0042.7%

Transportation

ItemSanta AnaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.03$2.2434.9%
Tire Balancing $59.13$46.2927.7%

Utilities

ItemSanta AnaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$190.81$165.9615.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Laguna Woods, CA16,34711919%
Hawaiian Gardens, CA14,46812222%
Stanton, CA38,59412727%
Seal Beach, CA24,51012929%
Norwalk, CA106,36013131%
Santa Ana, CA333,60513535%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Anaheim, CA346,77614444%
Corpus Christi, TX320,05091-9%
Riverside, CA318,67812222%
Honolulu, HI349,59718282%
Aurora, CO351,1311066%
Santa Ana, CA333,60513535%
Source: The Central City, Santa Ana, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.