Real Cost Budgets
Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015 is able to calculate household budgets for nearly 1,100 household configurations throughout California. From households with one adult and no children to twelve adults and no children, the cost of living can vary greatly from household to household. Click on our interactive Real Cost Budgets dashboard below to see how the costs of basic needs can vary in housing, childcare, food, health care, transportation, 10% miscellaneous expenses, and taxes depending on household type.
Step 1: Select the name of the county you would like to see Real Cost Budgets for.
Step 2: Select the general number of adults and children in a household.
Step 3: Select the exact number of adults and children in a household.