Barstow, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
97
Barstow's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
16 out of 635
In California
2,747 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 Barstow is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Barstow, CA?

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.

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Barstow Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Barstow California National Average
Overall 97 140 100
Services 111 112 100
Groceries 115 113 100
Health 107 115 100
Housing 61 198 100
Transportation 137 134 100
Utilities 87 126 100
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Barstow Cost of Living Vs. CA

Barstow, 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.

$130,100
Median Home Value
$812
Median Rent
$42,912
Median Income
Statistic Barstow California United States
Median Home Value $130,100 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $812 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $42,912 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.0x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Barstow Services Costs Vs. California

Item Barstow California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.06
Movie $14.48 $10.68
Bowling $24.56 $14.67

Detailed Barstow Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Barstow California
Ground Beef $4.58 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.72 $1.39
Milk $2.19 $2.05

Detailed Barstow Health Costs Vs. California

Item Barstow California
Haircut $22.6 $18.62
Beauty Salon $66.25 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.48 $2.34

Detailed Barstow Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Barstow California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $106.53 $108.57
Doctor $100.28 $116.17
Dentist $114.52 $99.13

Detailed Barstow Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Barstow California
Gasoline $3.32 $2.22
Tire Balancing $52.6 $50.07
All Electricity $138.7 $167.67
Phone $176.01 $175.64

Barstow SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
8
Education
4
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Barstow

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Barstow
Victorville, CA 122,958 110 1.1x
Hesperia, CA 95,163 109 1.1x
Apple Valley, CA 73,339 111 1.1x
Adelanto, CA 34,238 103 1.1x
Phelan, CA 19,038 106 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

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