Searles Valley 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.
IndexSearles ValleyCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index88138100
IndexSearles ValleyCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index103110100
Groceries index111115100
Health care index106109100
Housing index33196100
Transportation index117125100
Utilities index136114100

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  • The cost of living in Searles Valley is 36% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Searles Valley is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Searles Valley is 67% lower 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$44,783$3,732$1,045$1,344
Renters$23,693$1,974$553$711

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

ItemSearles ValleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.23$16.090.9%
Beauty Salon $57.60$37.3354.3%
Toothpaste $3.06$2.4525.1%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0017.4%
Movie $9.89$10.283.8%
Bowling $6.41$4.9330.0%

Groceries

ItemSearles ValleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$3.8011.2%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.3%
Milk $2.25$2.0112.0%
Potatoes $3.68$3.0122.1%
Pizza $8.48$9.8914.2%
Beer $8.70$8.902.2%

Health Care

ItemSearles ValleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.73$102.1623.9%
Doctor $121.87$108.3612.5%
Dentist $94.21$92.531.8%
Ibuprofen $12.09$9.2830.3%
Lipitor $424.78$425.820.2%

Housing

ItemSearles ValleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $40,900.00$184,700.0077.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,131.97$1,202.445.9%
Apartment Rent $556.00$949.0041.4%

Transportation

ItemSearles ValleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.82$2.2425.5%
Tire Balancing $46.79$46.291.1%

Utilities

ItemSearles ValleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$285.86$165.9672.2%
Phone $26.82$28.686.5%
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.
Trona, CA1411111%
Valley Wells, CA011111%
Homewood Canyon, CA2211111%
Ridgecrest, CA28,6041055%
Searles Valley, CA1,58288-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Leona Valley, CA1,58213030%
White Island Shores, MA1,58211818%
Gorham, NH1,58297-3%
Babbitt, MN1,58286-14%
Quincy, CA1,5821055%
Searles Valley, CA1,58288-12%
Source: The Searles Valley, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.