Joshua Tree, CA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
98
Joshua Tree's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
21 out of 635
In California
2,890 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 Joshua Tree is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Joshua Tree, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Joshua Tree has an overall cost of living index of 98 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Joshua Tree has a cost of living index that's 0.7x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Joshua Tree ranks as #2,890 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Joshua Tree ranks as the #3,528 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Joshua Tree Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Joshua Tree California National Average
Overall 98 140 100
Services 115 112 100
Groceries 112 113 100
Health 107 115 100
Housing 71 198 100
Transportation 137 134 100
Utilities 91 126 100
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Joshua Tree Cost of Living Vs. CA

Joshua Tree, 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.

$161,800
Median Home Value
$944
Median Rent
$42,263
Median Income
Statistic Joshua Tree California United States
Median Home Value $161,800 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $944 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $42,263 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.8x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Joshua Tree Services Costs Vs. California

Item Joshua Tree California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.06
Movie $14.48 $10.68
Bowling $24.56 $14.67

Detailed Joshua Tree Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Joshua Tree California
Ground Beef $4.58 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.72 $1.39
Milk $2.19 $2.05

Detailed Joshua Tree Health Costs Vs. California

Item Joshua Tree California
Haircut $22.6 $18.62
Beauty Salon $66.25 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.48 $2.34

Detailed Joshua Tree Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Joshua Tree California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $106.53 $108.57
Doctor $100.28 $116.17
Dentist $114.52 $99.13

Detailed Joshua Tree Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Joshua Tree California
Gasoline $3.32 $2.22
Tire Balancing $52.6 $50.07
All Electricity $138.7 $167.67
Phone $176.01 $175.64

Joshua Tree SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
6
Education
6
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Joshua Tree

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Joshua Tree
Redlands, CA 71,680 128 1.3x
Highland, CA 55,339 120 1.2x
Yucaipa, CA 54,358 116 1.2x
Palm Desert, CA 53,087 130 1.3x
La Quinta, CA 41,650 134 1.4x
Desert Hot Springs, CA 29,280 104 1.1x
Twentynine Palms, CA 26,748 91 0.9x
Yucca Valley, CA 21,701 103 1.1x
Rancho Mirage, CA 18,537 148 1.5x
Mentone, CA 10,141 116 1.2x

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