Fairfax, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
193
Fairfax's Overall Cost Of Living
1.9x
Higher Than The National Average
562 out of 634
In California
6,279 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 Fairfax is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Fairfax, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Fairfax has an overall cost of living index of 193 which is 1.9x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Fairfax has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Fairfax ranks as #6,286 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Fairfax ranks as the #121 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Fairfax Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Fairfax California National Average
Overall 193 140 100
Services 137 111 100
Groceries 127 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 332 196 100
Transportation 141 128 100
Utilities 122 118 100
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Fairfax Cost of Living Vs. CA

Fairfax, 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.

$849,800
Median Home Value
$1,887
Median Rent
$104,122
Median Income
Statistic Fairfax California United States
Median Home Value $849,800 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,887 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $104,122 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.2x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Fairfax Services Costs Vs. California

Item Fairfax California
Shampoo $1.37 $1.01
Movie $15.04 $10.72
Bowling $21.14 $13.86

Detailed Fairfax Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Fairfax California
Ground Beef $3.47 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.39 $1.4
Milk $2.34 $1.96

Detailed Fairfax Health Costs Vs. California

Item Fairfax California
Haircut $23.67 $17.49
Beauty Salon $84.88 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.92 $2.32

Detailed Fairfax Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Fairfax California
Potatoes $2.57 $3.18
Pizza $13.99 $10.39
Beer $10.39 $9.23
Optometrist $143.14 $106.34
Doctor $154.0 $115.25
Dentist $138.14 $98.38

Detailed Fairfax Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Fairfax California
Gasoline $3.82 $2.59
Tire Balancing $65.75 $48.9
All Electricity $224.45 $167.6
Phone $195.57 $163.42

Fairfax SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Fairfax

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Fairfax
Petaluma, CA 60,767 164 0.8x
San Rafael, CA 58,775 195 1.0x
Hercules, CA 25,616 154 0.8x
Mill Valley, CA 14,330 248 1.3x
San Anselmo, CA 12,525 213 1.1x
Larkspur, CA 12,319 238 1.2x
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA 11,689 234 1.2x
Corte Madera, CA 9,838 233 1.2x
Kentfield, CA 7,020 300 1.6x
Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA 6,686 207 1.1x

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