Lafayette, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
235
Lafayette's Overall Cost Of Living
2.4x
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Lafayette is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Lafayette, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Lafayette has an overall cost of living index of 235 which is 2.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Lafayette has a cost of living index that's 1.7x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Lafayette ranks as #6366 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Lafayette ranks as the #41 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Lafayette Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Lafayette California National Average
Overall 235 140 100
Services 130 111 100
Groceries 126 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 485 196 100
Transportation 137 128 100
Utilities 121 118 100
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Lafayette Cost of Living Vs. CA

Lafayette, 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.

$1,302,900
Median Home Value
$2,019
Median Rent
$157,453
Median Income
Statistic Lafayette California United States
Median Home Value $1,302,900 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $2,019 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $157,453 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 8.3x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.24x 0.2x

Lafayette SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
9
Amenities
8.5
Education
10
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Lafayette

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Lafayette
Mountain View, CA 80,993 219 0.9x
San Ramon, CA 75,384 201 0.9x
Walnut Creek, CA 69,007 180 0.8x
Dublin, CA 59,172 189 0.8x
Danville, CA 44,417 217 0.9x
San Lorenzo, CA 25,388 152 0.6x
Hercules, CA 25,343 154 0.7x
Orinda, CA 19,431 240 1.0x
Moraga, CA 17,398 219 0.9x
Piedmont, CA 11,308 294 1.3x

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