Tomales cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexTomalesCaliforniaNational
Cost of living173140100
IndexTomalesCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services137111100
Groceries127118100
Health care127113100
Housing266196100
Transportation141128100
Utilities122118100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Tomales is 23% higher than the California average
  • The cost of living in Tomales is 73% higher than the national average
  • Tomales housing 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%10.5%

      California Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.67$17.4935.3%
      Beauty Salon $84.88$38.17122.4%
      Toothpaste $2.92$2.3225.8%
      Shampoo $1.37$1.0135.4%
      Movie $15.04$10.7240.2%
      Bowling $21.14$13.8652.5%

      Groceries

      ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.47$3.9011.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.39$1.400.4%
      Milk $2.34$1.9619.3%
      Potatoes $2.57$3.1819.3%
      Pizza $13.99$10.3934.6%
      Beer $10.39$9.2312.6%

      Health Care

      ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $143.14$106.3434.6%
      Doctor $154.00$115.2533.6%
      Dentist $138.14$98.3840.4%
      Ibuprofen $12.19$9.2631.6%
      Lipitor $435.97$466.476.5%

      Housing

      ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $601,600.00$184,700.00225.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $4,745.39$1,273.32272.7%
      Apartment Rent $1,198.00$949.0026.2%

      Transportation

      ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.82$2.5947.5%
      Tire Balancing $65.75$48.9034.5%

      Utilities

      ItemTomalesNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$224.45$167.6033.9%
      Phone $195.57$163.4219.7%
      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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      Bodega, CA27413333%
      Valley Ford, CA17213333%
      Tomales, CA24517373%

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      Tomales, CA24517373%
      Source: The Tomales, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.