Chico, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
121
Chico's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
204 out of 635
In California
4,857 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 Chico is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Chico, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Chico has an overall cost of living index of 121 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Chico has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Chico ranks as #4,859 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Chico ranks as the #1,560 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Chico Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Chico California National Average
Overall 121 140 100
Services 117 112 100
Groceries 106 113 100
Health 123 115 100
Housing 132 198 100
Transportation 131 134 100
Utilities 111 126 100
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Chico Cost of Living Vs. CA

Chico, 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.

$349,300
Median Home Value
$1,145
Median Rent
$57,357
Median Income
Statistic Chico California United States
Median Home Value $349,300 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,145 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $57,357 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.1x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Chico Services Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Shampoo $1.24 $1.06
Movie $13.93 $10.68
Bowling $20.08 $14.67

Detailed Chico Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Ground Beef $5.05 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.31 $1.39
Milk $2.66 $2.05

Detailed Chico Health Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Haircut $24.02 $18.62
Beauty Salon $62.28 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.79 $2.34

Detailed Chico Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Potatoes $3.2 $3.29
Pizza $17.03 $10.62
Beer $9.52 $9.38
Optometrist $148.5 $108.57
Doctor $194.75 $116.17
Dentist $94.8 $99.13

Detailed Chico Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Gasoline $3.24 $2.22
Tire Balancing $51.87 $50.07
All Electricity $192.37 $167.67
Phone $186.51 $175.64

Chico SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Chico

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Chico
Paradise, CA 17,560 113 0.9x
Live Oak, CA 16,508 170 1.4x
Magalia, CA 11,444 110 0.9x
Gridley, CA 7,154 106 0.9x
Durham, CA 6,255 134 1.1x
Colusa, CA 6,111 110 0.9x
Willows, CA 6,053 109 0.9x
Williams, CA 5,284 110 0.9x
Palermo, CA 5,204 109 0.9x

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