El Cajon, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
133
El Cajon's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
314 out of 634
In California
5,373 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 El Cajon is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in El Cajon, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, El Cajon has an overall cost of living index of 133 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in El Cajon ranks as #5,377 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies El Cajon ranks as the #1,030 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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El Cajon Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense El Cajon California National Average
Overall 133 140 100
Services 108 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 110 113 100
Housing 176 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 119 118 100
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El Cajon Cost of Living Vs. CA

El Cajon, 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.

$445,600
Median Home Value
$1,339
Median Rent
$55,309
Median Income
Statistic El Cajon California United States
Median Home Value $445,600 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,339 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $55,309 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.1x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed El Cajon Services Costs Vs. California

Item El Cajon California
Shampoo $1.39 $1.01
Movie $14.12 $10.72
Bowling $20.67 $13.86

Detailed El Cajon Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item El Cajon California
Ground Beef $3.32 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.79 $1.4
Milk $2.19 $1.96

Detailed El Cajon Health Costs Vs. California

Item El Cajon California
Haircut $20.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $61.25 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.49 $2.32

Detailed El Cajon Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item El Cajon California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $9.66 $9.23
Optometrist $114.5 $106.34
Doctor $131.25 $115.25
Dentist $104.0 $98.38

Detailed El Cajon Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item El Cajon California
Gasoline $3.79 $2.59
Tire Balancing $52.0 $48.9
All Electricity $230.87 $167.6
Phone $173.4 $163.42

El Cajon SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around El Cajon

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. El Cajon
San Diego, CA 1,409,573 149 1.1x
La Mesa, CA 59,556 140 1.1x
Santee, CA 57,797 135 1.0x
Poway, CA 49,701 160 1.2x
La Presa, CA 38,227 128 1.0x
Lemon Grove, CA 26,802 131 1.0x
Winter Gardens, CA 23,545 130 1.0x
Lakeside, CA 21,917 131 1.0x
Rancho San Diego, CA 21,799 154 1.2x
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA 19,804 161 1.2x

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