Alum Rock, CA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
159
Alum Rock's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average
459 out of 634
In California
5,987 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Alum Rock is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Alum Rock, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Alum Rock has an overall cost of living index of 159 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Alum Rock has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Alum Rock ranks as #5,991 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Alum Rock ranks as the #416 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Alum Rock Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Alum Rock California National Average
Overall 159 140 100
Services 130 111 100
Groceries 126 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 229 196 100
Transportation 137 128 100
Utilities 121 118 100
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Alum Rock Cost of Living Vs. CA

Alum Rock, 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.

$633,800
Median Home Value
$1,832
Median Rent
$90,405
Median Income
Statistic Alum Rock California United States
Median Home Value $633,800 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,832 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $90,405 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 7.0x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Alum Rock Services Costs Vs. California

Item Alum Rock California
Shampoo $1.33 $1.01
Movie $12.11 $10.72
Bowling $19.83 $13.86

Detailed Alum Rock Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Alum Rock California
Ground Beef $3.71 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.35 $1.4
Milk $2.39 $1.96

Detailed Alum Rock Health Costs Vs. California

Item Alum Rock California
Haircut $19.71 $17.49
Beauty Salon $67.86 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.93 $2.32

Detailed Alum Rock Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Alum Rock California
Potatoes $2.66 $3.18
Pizza $13.7 $10.39
Beer $10.49 $9.23
Optometrist $136.71 $106.34
Doctor $150.71 $115.25
Dentist $139.14 $98.38

Detailed Alum Rock Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Alum Rock California
Gasoline $3.79 $2.59
Tire Balancing $61.0 $48.9
All Electricity $228.47 $167.6
Phone $184.65 $163.42

Alum Rock SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
4
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Alum Rock

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Alum Rock
San Jose, CA 1,027,690 181 1.1x
Fremont, CA 235,740 188 1.2x
Sunnyvale, CA 152,770 206 1.3x
Santa Clara, CA 127,721 192 1.2x
Mountain View, CA 81,656 219 1.4x
Milpitas, CA 79,517 181 1.1x
Cupertino, CA 60,257 253 1.6x
Campbell, CA 42,221 199 1.3x
Menlo Park, CA 34,138 288 1.8x
Saratoga, CA 30,697 311 2.0x

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