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.
|Living Expense||Kensington||California||National Average|
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.
|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|