Burlingame, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
275
Burlingame's Overall Cost Of Living
2.8x
Higher Than The National Average
614 out of 634
In California
6,378 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 Burlingame is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Burlingame, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Burlingame has an overall cost of living index of 275 which is 2.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Burlingame has a cost of living index that's 2.0x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Burlingame ranks as #6,385 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Burlingame ranks as the #22 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Burlingame Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Burlingame California National Average
Overall 275 140 100
Services 137 111 100
Groceries 127 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 605 196 100
Transportation 141 128 100
Utilities 122 118 100
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Burlingame Cost of Living Vs. CA

Burlingame, 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.

$1,901,900
Median Home Value
$2,210
Median Rent
$128,447
Median Income
Statistic Burlingame California United States
Median Home Value $1,901,900 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $2,210 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $128,447 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 14.8x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Burlingame Services Costs Vs. California

Item Burlingame California
Shampoo $1.37 $1.01
Movie $15.04 $10.72
Bowling $21.14 $13.86

Detailed Burlingame Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Burlingame California
Ground Beef $3.47 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.39 $1.4
Milk $2.34 $1.96

Detailed Burlingame Health Costs Vs. California

Item Burlingame California
Haircut $23.67 $17.49
Beauty Salon $84.88 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.92 $2.32

Detailed Burlingame Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Burlingame California
Potatoes $2.57 $3.18
Pizza $13.99 $10.39
Beer $10.39 $9.23
Optometrist $143.14 $106.34
Doctor $154.0 $115.25
Dentist $138.14 $98.38

Detailed Burlingame Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Burlingame California
Gasoline $3.82 $2.59
Tire Balancing $65.75 $48.9
All Electricity $224.45 $167.6
Phone $195.57 $163.42

Burlingame SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Burlingame

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Burlingame
San Mateo, CA 104,333 208 0.8x
South San Francisco, CA 67,408 182 0.7x
San Bruno, CA 43,083 187 0.7x
Pacifica, CA 38,984 189 0.7x
Menlo Park, CA 34,138 288 1.0x
San Carlos, CA 30,154 237 0.9x
Belmont, CA 27,097 232 0.8x
San Lorenzo, CA 25,569 152 0.6x
Millbrae, CA 22,625 229 0.8x
North Fair Oaks, CA 14,372 179 0.7x

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