Imperial, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
106
Imperial's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
78 out of 635
In California
3,772 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 Imperial is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Imperial, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Imperial has an overall cost of living index of 106 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Imperial has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Imperial ranks as #3,773 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Imperial ranks as the #2,646 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Imperial Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Imperial California National Average
Overall 106 140 100
Services 100 112 100
Groceries 100 113 100
Health 110 115 100
Housing 113 198 100
Transportation 104 134 100
Utilities 117 126 100
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Imperial Cost of Living Vs. CA

Imperial, 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.

$248,200
Median Home Value
$1,155
Median Rent
$82,133
Median Income
Statistic Imperial California United States
Median Home Value $248,200 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,155 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $82,133 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.0x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Imperial Services Costs Vs. California

Item Imperial California
Shampoo $1.13 $1.06
Movie $8.81 $10.68
Bowling $10.4 $14.67

Detailed Imperial Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Imperial California
Ground Beef $3.82 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.48 $1.39
Milk $1.81 $2.05

Detailed Imperial Health Costs Vs. California

Item Imperial California
Haircut $13.11 $18.62
Beauty Salon $30.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.93 $2.34

Detailed Imperial Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Imperial California
Potatoes $2.44 $3.29
Pizza $12.49 $10.62
Beer $9.59 $9.38
Optometrist $107.89 $108.57
Doctor $121.47 $116.17
Dentist $114.18 $99.13

Detailed Imperial Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Imperial California
Gasoline $2.37 $2.22
Tire Balancing $46.33 $50.07
All Electricity $218.48 $167.67
Phone $178.35 $175.64

Imperial SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
9
Amenities
9
Education
5
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Imperial

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Imperial
El Centro, CA 43,881 97 0.9x
Calexico, CA 39,841 99 0.9x
Brawley, CA 25,942 97 0.9x
Heber, CA 8,413 99 0.9x
Calipatria, CA 7,260 90 0.8x
Holtville, CA 6,129 97 0.9x

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