Arcata, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
124
Arcata's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
237 out of 634
In California
5,002 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 Arcata is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Arcata, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Arcata has an overall cost of living index of 124 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Arcata has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Arcata ranks as #5,005 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Arcata ranks as the #1,402 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Arcata Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Arcata California National Average
Overall 124 140 100
Services 107 111 100
Groceries 121 118 100
Health 117 113 100
Housing 150 196 100
Transportation 134 128 100
Utilities 102 118 100
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Arcata Cost of Living Vs. CA

Arcata, 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.

$341,000
Median Home Value
$1,023
Median Rent
$35,506
Median Income
Statistic Arcata California United States
Median Home Value $341,000 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,023 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $35,506 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 9.6x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.35x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Arcata Services Costs Vs. California

Item Arcata California
Shampoo $1.48 $1.01
Movie $12.78 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed Arcata Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Arcata California
Ground Beef $4.29 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.47 $1.4
Milk $2.57 $1.96

Detailed Arcata Health Costs Vs. California

Item Arcata California
Haircut $26.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $55.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.94 $2.32

Detailed Arcata Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Arcata California
Potatoes $2.96 $3.18
Pizza $15.19 $10.39
Beer $9.66 $9.23
Optometrist $131.29 $106.34
Doctor $155.0 $115.25
Dentist $107.22 $98.38

Detailed Arcata Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Arcata California
Gasoline $3.73 $2.59
Tire Balancing $60.1 $48.9
All Electricity $171.58 $167.6
Phone $183.9 $163.42

Arcata SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
2
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Arcata

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Arcata
Eureka, CA 26,966 115 0.9x
McKinleyville, CA 17,208 120 1.0x
Fortuna, CA 12,210 116 0.9x
Trinity, FL 11,493 113 0.9x
Myrtletown, CA 5,222 121 1.0x

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