Kensington, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
200
Kensington's Overall Cost Of Living
2.0x
Higher Than The National Average
573 out of 634
In California
6,299 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 Kensington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Kensington, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Kensington has an overall cost of living index of 200 which is 2.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Kensington has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Kensington ranks as #6,306 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Kensington ranks as the #100 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Kensington Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Kensington California National Average
Overall 200 140 100
Services 130 111 100
Groceries 126 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 368 196 100
Transportation 137 128 100
Utilities 121 118 100
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Kensington Cost of Living Vs. CA

Kensington, 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.

$944,000
Median Home Value
$2,763
Median Rent
$146,563
Median Income
Statistic Kensington California United States
Median Home Value $944,000 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $2,763 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $146,563 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 6.4x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Kensington Services Costs Vs. California

Item Kensington California
Shampoo $1.33 $1.01
Movie $12.11 $10.72
Bowling $19.83 $13.86

Detailed Kensington Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Kensington California
Ground Beef $3.71 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.35 $1.4
Milk $2.39 $1.96

Detailed Kensington Health Costs Vs. California

Item Kensington California
Haircut $19.71 $17.49
Beauty Salon $67.86 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.93 $2.32

Detailed Kensington Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Kensington California
Potatoes $2.66 $3.18
Pizza $13.7 $10.39
Beer $10.49 $9.23
Optometrist $136.71 $106.34
Doctor $150.71 $115.25
Dentist $139.14 $98.38

Detailed Kensington Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Kensington California
Gasoline $3.79 $2.59
Tire Balancing $61.0 $48.9
All Electricity $228.47 $167.6
Phone $184.65 $163.42

Kensington SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8.5
Education
10
Commute
3

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Kensington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Kensington
Berkeley, CA 121,485 194 1.0x
Richmond, CA 109,884 139 0.7x
Mountain View, CA 81,656 219 1.1x
South San Francisco, CA 67,408 182 0.9x
Danville, CA 44,605 217 1.1x
San Pablo, CA 30,967 126 0.6x
Lafayette, CA 26,305 235 1.2x
Hercules, CA 25,616 154 0.8x
San Lorenzo, CA 25,569 152 0.8x
El Cerrito, CA 25,398 177 0.9x

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