Goleta, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
172
Goleta's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average
513 out of 634
In California
6,142 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 Goleta is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Goleta, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Goleta has an overall cost of living index of 172 which is 1.7x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Goleta has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Goleta ranks as #6,148 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Goleta ranks as the #259 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Goleta Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Goleta California National Average
Overall 172 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 110 118 100
Health 107 113 100
Housing 300 196 100
Transportation 123 128 100
Utilities 146 118 100
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Goleta Cost of Living Vs. CA

Goleta, 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.

$797,700
Median Home Value
$1,999
Median Rent
$98,005
Median Income
Statistic Goleta California United States
Median Home Value $797,700 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,999 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $98,005 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.1x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Goleta Services Costs Vs. California

Item Goleta California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.01
Movie $11.72 $10.72
Bowling $11.67 $13.86

Detailed Goleta Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Goleta California
Ground Beef $4.06 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.97 $1.4
Milk $2.14 $1.96

Detailed Goleta Health Costs Vs. California

Item Goleta California
Haircut $18.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $83.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.55 $2.32

Detailed Goleta Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Goleta California
Potatoes $3.88 $3.18
Pizza $8.99 $10.39
Beer $9.48 $9.23
Optometrist $108.0 $106.34
Doctor $121.25 $115.25
Dentist $108.33 $98.38

Detailed Goleta Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Goleta California
Gasoline $3.68 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.67 $48.9
All Electricity $312.56 $167.6
Phone $173.4 $163.42

Goleta SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Goleta

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Goleta
Oxnard, CA 208,154 134 0.8x
Santa Maria, CA 106,224 125 0.7x
Santa Barbara, CA 91,376 198 1.2x
Camarillo, CA 68,122 152 0.9x
Orcutt, CA 31,118 137 0.8x
Isla Vista, CA 27,707 144 0.8x
Port Hueneme, CA 22,156 130 0.8x
Carpinteria, CA 13,505 166 1.0x
Montecito, CA 8,245 334 1.9x
Mira Monte, CA 6,633 149 0.9x

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