El Centro, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
97
El Centro's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
16 out of 635
In California
2,747 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 El Centro is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

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

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, El Centro has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, El Centro has a cost of living index that's 0.7x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in El Centro ranks as #2,747 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies El Centro ranks as the #3,672 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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El Centro Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense El Centro California National Average
Overall 97 140 100
Services 102 112 100
Groceries 102 113 100
Health 111 115 100
Housing 87 198 100
Transportation 101 134 100
Utilities 117 126 100
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El Centro Cost of Living Vs. CA

El Centro, 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.

$210,100
Median Home Value
$821
Median Rent
$47,366
Median Income
Statistic El Centro California United States
Median Home Value $210,100 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $821 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $47,366 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.4x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed El Centro Services Costs Vs. California

Item El Centro California
Shampoo $1.13 $1.06
Movie $8.81 $10.68
Bowling $10.4 $14.67

Detailed El Centro Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item El Centro California
Ground Beef $3.82 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.48 $1.39
Milk $1.81 $2.05

Detailed El Centro Health Costs Vs. California

Item El Centro California
Haircut $13.11 $18.62
Beauty Salon $30.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.93 $2.34

Detailed El Centro Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item El Centro California
Potatoes $2.44 $3.29
Pizza $12.49 $10.62
Beer $9.59 $9.38
Optometrist $107.89 $108.57
Doctor $121.47 $116.17
Dentist $114.18 $99.13

Detailed El Centro Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item El Centro California
Gasoline $2.37 $2.22
Tire Balancing $46.33 $50.07
All Electricity $218.48 $167.67
Phone $178.35 $175.64

El Centro SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
6
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
4
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around El Centro

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. El Centro
Calexico, CA 39,841 99 1.0x
Brawley, CA 25,942 97 1.0x
Imperial, CA 18,631 106 1.1x
Heber, CA 8,413 99 1.0x
Calipatria, CA 7,260 90 0.9x
Holtville, CA 6,129 97 1.0x

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