Overall 14%
Goods & Services 16%
Housing 10%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; 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.
IndexYuba CityCaliforniaNational
Cost of living114141100
Goods & Services116111100
Health care122113100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Yuba City is 19% lower than the California average
  • The cost of living in Yuba City is 14% higher than the national average
  • Yuba City housing is 10% 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

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      Goods & Services

      ItemYuba CityNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $24.02$18.6229.0%
      Beauty Salon $62.28$39.0559.5%
      Toothpaste $2.79$2.3419.0%
      Shampoo $1.24$1.0617.0%
      Movie $13.93$10.6830.4%
      Bowling $20.08$14.6736.9%


      ItemYuba CityNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.05$4.2219.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.31$1.395.5%
      Milk $2.66$2.0529.6%
      Potatoes $3.20$3.292.6%
      Pizza $17.03$10.6260.3%
      Beer $9.52$9.381.5%

      Health Care

      ItemYuba CityNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $148.50$108.5736.8%
      Doctor $194.75$116.1767.6%
      Dentist $94.80$99.134.4%
      Ibuprofen $10.66$9.6810.2%
      Lipitor $506.66$466.928.5%


      ItemYuba CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $210,200.00$184,700.0013.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,565.23$1,197.4230.7%
      Apartment Rent $945.00$949.000.4%


      ItemYuba CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.24$2.2245.8%
      Tire Balancing $51.87$50.073.6%


      ItemYuba CityNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$192.37$167.6714.7%
      Phone $186.51$175.646.2%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Grimes, CA2841033%
      Marysville, CA12,1761066%
      Olivehurst, CA13,7551066%
      Linda, CA18,5951077%
      Honcut, CA1481099%
      Yuba City, CA66,14711414%

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      Victoria, TX66,13991-9%
      Gaithersburg, MD66,10413636%
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      Bayonne, NJ65,77212323%
      Yuba City, CA66,14711414%
      Source: The Yuba City, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.