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.
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Willits, CA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Willits, CA is 108, which is 22% lower than the California average and 8% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Willits, CA are 1% lower than the average for California and 9% higher than the rest of the country.
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The cost of living in Willits is 22% lower than the California average.
The cost of living in Willits is 8% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Willits is 5% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current income in Willits, CA to any other city in the country. The calculator will tell you how much income you would need to make in a particular city to live at the same level based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to move to is higher than that of Willits, CA, then you would need to earn a higher salary in order to enjoy the same standard of living. To use the Willits, CA salary calculator, enter the name of the new city, then move the slider to your current salary level. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if your salary would need to increase or decrease for the new city. You will also see a complete overview of the cost of living.
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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Willits, CA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Willits, CA, the median monthly income is $37,212 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $868 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $19,981, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $466 on monthly rental expenses.
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When assessing the complete cost of living in Willits, CA, the California income tax and the California sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The California maximum surtax is 10.25%, and the California sales tax is 7.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 13.3% in California.
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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.