Lafayette, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
236
Lafayette's Overall Cost Of Living
2.4x
Higher Than The National Average
604 out of 635
In California
6,373 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 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 236 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 #6,379 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Lafayette ranks as the #39 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Lafayette Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Lafayette California National Average
Overall 236 140 100
Services 119 112 100
Groceries 135 113 100
Health 122 115 100
Housing 483 198 100
Transportation 146 134 100
Utilities 137 126 100
For more reading on cost of living around California, check out:
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.

$1,557,200
Median Home Value
$2,273
Median Rent
$188,140
Median Income
Statistic Lafayette California United States
Median Home Value $1,557,200 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $2,273 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $188,140 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 8.3x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Lafayette Services Costs Vs. California

Item Lafayette California
Shampoo $1.39 $1.06
Movie $13.23 $10.68
Bowling $19.56 $14.67

Detailed Lafayette Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Lafayette California
Ground Beef $3.73 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.89 $1.39
Milk $2.87 $2.05

Detailed Lafayette Health Costs Vs. California

Item Lafayette California
Haircut $19.39 $18.62
Beauty Salon $67.86 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.07 $2.34

Detailed Lafayette Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Lafayette California
Potatoes $3.35 $3.29
Pizza $12.66 $10.62
Beer $10.57 $9.38
Optometrist $136.92 $108.57
Doctor $146.83 $116.17
Dentist $133.38 $99.13

Detailed Lafayette Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Lafayette California
Gasoline $3.38 $2.22
Tire Balancing $62.03 $50.07
All Electricity $269.4 $167.67
Phone $187.26 $175.64

Lafayette SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Lafayette

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Lafayette
San Ramon, CA 81,344 201 0.9x
Mountain View, CA 80,104 220 0.9x
Walnut Creek, CA 69,836 180 0.8x
Dublin, CA 63,856 190 0.8x
Danville, CA 44,933 218 0.9x
San Lorenzo, CA 30,117 151 0.6x
Hercules, CA 26,090 155 0.7x
Orinda, CA 19,461 240 1.0x
Moraga, CA 16,896 217 0.9x
Piedmont, CA 11,454 291 1.2x

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