Chico, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
119
Chico's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
195 out of 634
In California
4,744 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 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 119 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Chico has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Chico ranks as #4,747 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Chico ranks as the #1,659 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Chico Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Chico California National Average
Overall 119 140 100
Services 107 111 100
Groceries 121 118 100
Health 117 113 100
Housing 133 196 100
Transportation 134 128 100
Utilities 102 118 100
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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.

$327,700
Median Home Value
$1,100
Median Rent
$53,324
Median Income
Statistic Chico California United States
Median Home Value $327,700 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,100 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $53,324 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 6.1x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Chico Services Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Shampoo $1.48 $1.01
Movie $12.78 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed Chico Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Ground Beef $4.29 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.47 $1.4
Milk $2.57 $1.96

Detailed Chico Health Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Haircut $26.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $55.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.94 $2.32

Detailed Chico Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Potatoes $2.96 $3.18
Pizza $15.19 $10.39
Beer $9.66 $9.23
Optometrist $131.29 $106.34
Doctor $155.0 $115.25
Dentist $107.22 $98.38

Detailed Chico Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Chico California
Gasoline $3.73 $2.59
Tire Balancing $60.1 $48.9
All Electricity $171.58 $167.6
Phone $183.9 $163.42

Chico SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Chico

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Chico
Paradise, CA 22,135 111 0.9x
Live Oak, CA 16,837 171 1.4x
Magalia, CA 11,476 107 0.9x
Gridley, CA 6,744 105 0.9x
Colusa, CA 6,106 109 0.9x
Willows, CA 6,013 108 0.9x
Durham, CA 5,987 133 1.1x
Palermo, CA 5,395 108 0.9x
Lake Wildwood, CA 5,232 132 1.1x
Williams, CA 5,228 107 0.9x

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