El Cerrito, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
177
El Cerrito's Overall Cost Of Living
1.8x
Higher Than The National Average
523 out of 634
In California
6,175 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 Cerrito is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

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

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, El Cerrito has an overall cost of living index of 177 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, El Cerrito has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in El Cerrito ranks as #6,181 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies El Cerrito ranks as the #225 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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El Cerrito Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense El Cerrito California National Average
Overall 177 140 100
Services 130 111 100
Groceries 126 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 291 196 100
Transportation 137 128 100
Utilities 121 118 100
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El Cerrito Cost of Living Vs. CA

El Cerrito, 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.

$804,700
Median Home Value
$1,956
Median Rent
$108,298
Median Income
Statistic El Cerrito California United States
Median Home Value $804,700 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,956 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $108,298 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 7.4x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed El Cerrito Services Costs Vs. California

Item El Cerrito California
Shampoo $1.33 $1.01
Movie $12.11 $10.72
Bowling $19.83 $13.86

Detailed El Cerrito Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item El Cerrito California
Ground Beef $3.71 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.35 $1.4
Milk $2.39 $1.96

Detailed El Cerrito Health Costs Vs. California

Item El Cerrito California
Haircut $19.71 $17.49
Beauty Salon $67.86 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.93 $2.32

Detailed El Cerrito Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item El Cerrito California
Potatoes $2.66 $3.18
Pizza $13.7 $10.39
Beer $10.49 $9.23
Optometrist $136.71 $106.34
Doctor $150.71 $115.25
Dentist $139.14 $98.38

Detailed El Cerrito Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item El Cerrito California
Gasoline $3.79 $2.59
Tire Balancing $61.0 $48.9
All Electricity $228.47 $167.6
Phone $184.65 $163.42

El Cerrito SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around El Cerrito

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. El Cerrito
Berkeley, CA 121,485 194 1.1x
Richmond, CA 109,884 139 0.8x
Mountain View, CA 81,656 219 1.2x
South San Francisco, CA 67,408 182 1.0x
Danville, CA 44,605 217 1.2x
San Pablo, CA 30,967 126 0.7x
Lafayette, CA 26,305 235 1.3x
San Lorenzo, CA 25,569 152 0.9x
Albany, CA 19,804 185 1.0x
Piedmont, CA 11,317 294 1.7x

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