According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Barstow has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Barstow has a cost of living index that's 0.7x lower than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Barstow ranks as #2,747 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Barstow ranks as the #3,672 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Barstow||California||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Barstow|
|Apple Valley, CA||73,339||111||1.1x|
|Lake Los Angeles, CA||11,926||104||1.1x|
|Oak Hills, CA||10,415||129||1.3x|
|Fort Irwin, CA||9,573||113||1.2x|
|Spring Valley Lake, CA||8,408||122||1.3x|
|Silver Lakes, CA||6,050||120||1.2x|