Alamo, CA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
278
Alamo's Overall Cost Of Living
2.8x
Higher Than The National Average
618 out of 635
In California
6,394 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Alamo is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Alamo, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Alamo has an overall cost of living index of 278 which is 2.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Alamo has a cost of living index that's 2.0x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Alamo ranks as #6,400 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Alamo ranks as the #18 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Alamo Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Alamo California National Average
Overall 278 140 100
Services 119 112 100
Groceries 134 113 100
Health 122 115 100
Housing 628 198 100
Transportation 143 134 100
Utilities 137 126 100
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Alamo Cost of Living Vs. CA

Alamo, CA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in California, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$1,707,900
Median Home Value
$2,770
Median Rent
$248,167
Median Income
Statistic Alamo California United States
Median Home Value $1,707,900 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $2,770 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $248,167 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.9x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.13x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Alamo Services Costs Vs. California

Item Alamo California
Shampoo $1.39 $1.06
Movie $13.23 $10.68
Bowling $19.56 $14.67

Detailed Alamo Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Alamo California
Ground Beef $3.73 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.89 $1.39
Milk $2.87 $2.05

Detailed Alamo Health Costs Vs. California

Item Alamo California
Haircut $19.39 $18.62
Beauty Salon $67.86 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.07 $2.34

Detailed Alamo Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Alamo California
Potatoes $3.35 $3.29
Pizza $12.66 $10.62
Beer $10.57 $9.38
Optometrist $136.92 $108.57
Doctor $146.83 $116.17
Dentist $133.38 $99.13

Detailed Alamo Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Alamo California
Gasoline $3.38 $2.22
Tire Balancing $62.03 $50.07
All Electricity $269.4 $167.67
Phone $187.26 $175.64

Alamo SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
10
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Alamo

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Alamo
San Ramon, CA 81,344 201 0.7x
Mountain View, CA 80,104 220 0.8x
Pleasanton, CA 79,975 203 0.7x
Walnut Creek, CA 69,836 180 0.6x
Dublin, CA 63,856 190 0.7x
Danville, CA 44,933 218 0.8x
San Lorenzo, CA 30,117 151 0.5x
Lafayette, CA 25,949 236 0.8x
Piedmont, CA 11,454 291 1.0x
Fairview, CA 10,834 164 0.6x

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