Atherton, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
344
Atherton's Overall Cost Of Living
3.4x
Higher Than The National Average
634 out of 635
In California
6,410 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 Atherton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Atherton, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Atherton has an overall cost of living index of 344 which is 3.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Atherton has a cost of living index that's 2.5x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Atherton ranks as #6,416 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Atherton ranks as the #3 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Atherton Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Atherton California National Average
Overall 344 140 100
Services 119 112 100
Groceries 132 113 100
Health 125 115 100
Housing 854 198 100
Transportation 145 134 100
Utilities 138 126 100
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Atherton Cost of Living Vs. CA

Atherton, 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.

$2,000,001
Median Home Value
$3,501
Median Rent
$250,001
Median Income
Statistic Atherton California United States
Median Home Value $2,000,001 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $3,501 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $250,001 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 8.0x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Atherton Services Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Atherton Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Atherton Health Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Atherton Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Atherton 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 Atherton Utilities Costs Vs. California

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

Atherton SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
10
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Atherton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Atherton
Sunnyvale, CA 152,569 204 0.6x
San Mateo, CA 103,619 205 0.6x
Cupertino, CA 59,799 252 0.7x
San Bruno, CA 44,663 184 0.5x
Menlo Park, CA 35,211 289 0.8x
Los Altos, CA 30,878 340 1.0x
San Lorenzo, CA 30,117 151 0.4x
San Carlos, CA 29,647 237 0.7x
East Palo Alto, CA 29,448 160 0.5x
Belmont, CA 26,963 231 0.7x

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