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Overall 20%
Goods & Services 10%
Housing 40%
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. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexWrightwoodCaliforniaNational
Cost of living120140100
Goods & Services110111100
Groceries116118100
Health care109113100
Housing140196100
Transportation130128100
Utilities90118100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Wrightwood is 15% lower than the California average
  • The cost of living in Wrightwood is 20% higher than the national average
  • Wrightwood housing is 40% higher than the national average
  • California general sales tax is 42% higher than the national average
  • California state income tax is 59% 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$81,382$6,782$1,899$2,442
      Renters$31,316$2,610$731$940
      A good indicator of the general affordability of housing in Wrightwood, CA, 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 Wrightwood, the median monthly income is $81,382 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,899 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $31,316, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $731 on monthly rental expenses.

      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

      ItemWrightwoodNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.80$17.4924.6%
      Beauty Salon $65.00$38.1770.3%
      Toothpaste $2.19$2.325.6%
      Shampoo $1.32$1.0130.4%
      Movie $14.42$10.7234.5%
      Bowling $23.33$13.8668.3%

      Groceries

      ItemWrightwoodNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.32$3.9014.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.79$1.4028.2%
      Milk $2.19$1.9611.6%
      Potatoes $3.09$3.182.9%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $9.66$9.234.7%

      Health Care

      ItemWrightwoodNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $96.75$106.349.0%
      Doctor $123.33$115.257.0%
      Dentist $112.40$98.3814.2%
      Ibuprofen $11.99$9.2629.5%
      Lipitor $483.87$466.473.7%

      Housing

      ItemWrightwoodNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $268,400.00$184,700.0045.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,485.71$1,273.32173.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,206.00$949.0027.1%

      Transportation

      ItemWrightwoodNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.81$2.5947.0%
      Tire Balancing $51.00$48.904.3%

      Utilities

      ItemWrightwoodNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$142.30$167.6015.1%
      Phone $173.40$163.426.1%
      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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      Wrightwood, CA4,51012020%

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      Wrightwood, CA4,51012020%
      Source: The Wrightwood, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.