Foster City, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
221
Foster City's Overall Cost Of Living
2.2x
Higher Than The National Average
595 out of 635
In California
6,357 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 Foster City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Foster City, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Foster City has an overall cost of living index of 221 which is 2.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Foster City has a cost of living index that's 1.6x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Foster City ranks as #6,363 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Foster City ranks as the #56 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Foster City Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Foster City California National Average
Overall 221 140 100
Services 117 112 100
Groceries 135 113 100
Health 126 115 100
Housing 442 198 100
Transportation 142 134 100
Utilities 136 126 100
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Foster City Cost of Living Vs. CA

Foster City, 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.

$1,399,600
Median Home Value
$3,303
Median Rent
$163,322
Median Income
Statistic Foster City California United States
Median Home Value $1,399,600 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $3,303 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $163,322 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 8.6x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Foster City Services Costs Vs. California

Item Foster City California
Shampoo $1.39 $1.06
Movie $13.23 $10.68
Bowling $19.56 $14.67

Detailed Foster City Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Foster City California
Ground Beef $3.73 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.89 $1.39
Milk $2.87 $2.05

Detailed Foster City Health Costs Vs. California

Item Foster City California
Haircut $19.39 $18.62
Beauty Salon $67.86 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.07 $2.34

Detailed Foster City Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Foster City California
Potatoes $3.35 $3.29
Pizza $12.66 $10.62
Beer $10.57 $9.38
Optometrist $136.92 $108.57
Doctor $146.83 $116.17
Dentist $133.38 $99.13

Detailed Foster City Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Foster City California
Gasoline $3.38 $2.22
Tire Balancing $62.03 $50.07
All Electricity $269.4 $167.67
Phone $187.26 $175.64

Foster City SnackAbility

10
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
4

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