Hillsborough, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
344
Hillsborough's Overall Cost Of Living
3.4x
Higher Than The National Average
633 out of 634
In California
6,397 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 Hillsborough is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Hillsborough, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Hillsborough has an overall cost of living index of 344 which is 3.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Hillsborough has a cost of living index that's 2.5x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Hillsborough ranks as #6,404 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Hillsborough ranks as the #3 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Hillsborough Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Hillsborough California National Average
Overall 344 140 100
Services 137 111 100
Groceries 127 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 836 196 100
Transportation 141 128 100
Utilities 122 118 100
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Hillsborough Cost of Living Vs. CA

Hillsborough, 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.

$2,000,001
Median Home Value
$3,490
Median Rent
$250,001
Median Income
Statistic Hillsborough California United States
Median Home Value $2,000,001 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $3,490 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $250,001 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.0x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Hillsborough Services Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Hillsborough Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Hillsborough Health Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Hillsborough Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough Utilities Costs Vs. California

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

Hillsborough SnackAbility

10
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8.5
Education
9.5
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Hillsborough

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Hillsborough
San Mateo, CA 104,333 208 0.6x
South San Francisco, CA 67,408 182 0.5x
San Bruno, CA 43,083 187 0.5x
Menlo Park, CA 34,138 288 0.8x
Burlingame, CA 30,576 275 0.8x
Los Altos, CA 30,504 342 1.0x
San Carlos, CA 30,154 237 0.7x
Belmont, CA 27,097 232 0.7x
San Lorenzo, CA 25,569 152 0.4x
Millbrae, CA 22,625 229 0.7x

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