Albany, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
185
Albany's Overall Cost Of Living
1.9x
Higher Than The National Average
544 out of 635
In California
6,242 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 Albany is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Albany, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Albany has an overall cost of living index of 185 which is 1.9x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Albany has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Albany ranks as #6,248 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Albany ranks as the #171 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Albany Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Albany California National Average
Overall 185 140 100
Services 120 112 100
Groceries 131 113 100
Health 126 115 100
Housing 319 198 100
Transportation 142 134 100
Utilities 137 126 100
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Albany Cost of Living Vs. CA

Albany, 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.

$907,700
Median Home Value
$1,927
Median Rent
$103,132
Median Income
Statistic Albany California United States
Median Home Value $907,700 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,927 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $103,132 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 8.8x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Albany Services Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Albany Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Albany Health Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Albany Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Albany 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 Albany Utilities Costs Vs. California

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

Albany SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Albany

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Albany
Berkeley, CA 123,065 194 1.0x
Richmond, CA 110,051 137 0.7x
Mountain View, CA 80,104 220 1.2x
South San Francisco, CA 66,878 182 1.0x
San Bruno, CA 44,663 184 1.0x
San Pablo, CA 30,959 126 0.7x
San Lorenzo, CA 30,117 151 0.8x
Lafayette, CA 25,949 236 1.3x
El Cerrito, CA 25,280 177 1.0x
Emeryville, CA 11,679 149 0.8x

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