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California Cost of Living (CA)

The cost of living in California (CA) is higher than the nationwide average. The average yearly pay in California is $57,111.00, which is higher than the U.S. average annual salary by $7,303.00. The consumer price index (CPI) of 249 in California is 6.87% higher than the U.S. city average CPI of 233. The sales tax is 7.50%.

The CPI calculation is based on a statistical model that takes into account some of the major personal consumption categories such as healthcare, transportation, housing, education and food, in addition to the average California annual salary, sales tax rates and the regional consumer price index.


California Consumer Price Index (CPI):
CPI
California
249
U.S. City Average
233
Average Annual Pay:
U.S. Dollars
California
$57,111
U.S. City Average
$49,808
Consumption Categories in California versus National Average:
Category Percentage Versus National Average
Education 10.19%
0%
16.64%
Healthcare -8.47%
13.83%
0%
Groceries 6.45%
0%
10.53%
Rent 42.50%
0%
69.40%
Mortgage 55.67%
0%
90.91%
Electricity -30.04%
49.06%
0%
Gasoline 9.80%
0%
16.00%
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