These free online budget calculators can help you learn how much you need to earn to cover the basic living expenses for a family in California. You can also build your own lifestyle budget with Make Money Choices on the California CareerZone, which requires setting up a free account.
This California Budget Project calculator shows how much it costs for a family in California to cover basic expenses. Budgets are available for all 58 California counties and four family types.
- Housing and Utilities
- Child Care
- Health Care
- Miscellaneous Expenses
- Single Adult
- Single Parent, Two Children
- Two Parents, Two Children, One Parent Working
- Two Parents, Two Children, Both Parents Working
The Family Needs Caalculator measures the minimum income necessary to cover all of a family’s basic expenses. The Family Needs Calculator provides calculations for all 58 counties across the state.
- Child care
- Health care
- Number of Adults
- Number of Children: