Carlsbad, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
175
Carlsbad's Overall Cost Of Living
1.8x
Higher Than The National Average
522 out of 635
In California
6,177 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 Carlsbad is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Carlsbad, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Carlsbad has an overall cost of living index of 175 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Carlsbad has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Carlsbad ranks as #6,182 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Carlsbad ranks as the #236 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Carlsbad Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Carlsbad California National Average
Overall 175 140 100
Services 112 112 100
Groceries 112 113 100
Health 110 115 100
Housing 314 198 100
Transportation 137 134 100
Utilities 128 126 100
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Carlsbad Cost of Living Vs. CA

Carlsbad, 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.

$857,300
Median Home Value
$2,054
Median Rent
$112,933
Median Income
Statistic Carlsbad California United States
Median Home Value $857,300 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $2,054 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $112,933 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 7.6x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Carlsbad Services Costs Vs. California

Item Carlsbad California
Shampoo $1.2 $1.06
Movie $14.42 $10.68
Bowling $22.0 $14.67

Detailed Carlsbad Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Carlsbad Health Costs Vs. California

Item Carlsbad California
Haircut $22.68 $18.62
Beauty Salon $64.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.48 $2.34

Detailed Carlsbad Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Carlsbad California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.43 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $117.65 $108.57
Doctor $125.0 $116.17
Dentist $107.18 $99.13

Detailed Carlsbad Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Carlsbad California
Gasoline $3.24 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.47 $50.07
All Electricity $247.56 $167.67
Phone $176.01 $175.64

Carlsbad SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
7
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Carlsbad

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Carlsbad
Oceanside, CA 175,694 140 0.8x
Escondido, CA 150,396 136 0.8x
Vista, CA 100,659 139 0.8x
San Marcos, CA 96,219 143 0.8x
Encinitas, CA 62,967 193 1.1x
Poway, CA 49,780 160 0.9x
Fallbrook, CA 32,359 139 0.8x
Camp Pendleton South, CA 16,618 150 0.9x
Solana Beach, CA 13,301 217 1.2x
Valley Center, CA 11,320 147 0.8x

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