Tomales 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.
IndexTomalesCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index168138100
IndexTomalesCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index129110100
Groceries index125115100
Health care index124109100
Housing index266196100
Transportation index134125100
Utilities index115114100

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  • The cost of living in Tomales is 22% higher than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Tomales is 68% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tomales is 166% 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$124,286$10,357$2,900$3,729
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $25.90$16.0961.0%
Beauty Salon $77.35$37.33107.2%
Toothpaste $3.27$2.4533.5%
Shampoo $1.26$1.0025.6%
Movie $13.12$10.2827.6%
Bowling $7.52$4.9352.5%

Groceries

ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$3.8013.7%
Fried Chicken $1.64$1.4017.6%
Milk $2.72$2.0135.6%
Potatoes $3.78$3.0125.4%
Pizza $11.98$9.8921.2%
Beer $9.48$8.906.6%

Health Care

ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.14$102.1621.5%
Doctor $142.61$108.3631.6%
Dentist $122.05$92.5331.9%
Ibuprofen $11.97$9.2829.0%
Lipitor $421.85$425.820.9%

Housing

ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $601,600.00$184,700.00225.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $4,265.07$1,202.44254.7%
Apartment Rent $1,198.00$949.0026.2%

Transportation

ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.07$2.2436.9%
Tire Balancing $60.10$46.2929.8%

Utilities

ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$235.44$165.9641.9%
Phone $24.12$28.6815.9%
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.
Sereno del Mar, CA6112727%
Salmon Creek, CA4512727%
Bodega, CA27412727%
Valley Ford, CA17212727%
Carmet, CA1312727%
Tomales, CA24516868%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Newtown, MO24578-22%
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Ronald, WA2451000%
Tedrow, OH24587-13%
Kipton, OH24582-18%
Tomales, CA24516868%
Source: The Tomales, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.