Morro Bay, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
151
Morro Bay's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
422 out of 634
In California
5,854 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 Morro Bay is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Morro Bay, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Morro Bay has an overall cost of living index of 151 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Morro Bay has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Morro Bay ranks as #5,858 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Morro Bay ranks as the #548 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Morro Bay Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Morro Bay California National Average
Overall 151 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 110 118 100
Health 107 113 100
Housing 230 196 100
Transportation 123 128 100
Utilities 146 118 100
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Morro Bay Cost of Living Vs. CA

Morro Bay, 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.

$607,300
Median Home Value
$1,560
Median Rent
$68,262
Median Income
Statistic Morro Bay California United States
Median Home Value $607,300 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,560 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $68,262 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.9x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Morro Bay Services Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.01
Movie $11.72 $10.72
Bowling $11.67 $13.86

Detailed Morro Bay Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Ground Beef $4.06 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.97 $1.4
Milk $2.14 $1.96

Detailed Morro Bay Health Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Haircut $18.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $83.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.55 $2.32

Detailed Morro Bay Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Potatoes $3.88 $3.18
Pizza $8.99 $10.39
Beer $9.48 $9.23
Optometrist $108.0 $106.34
Doctor $121.25 $115.25
Dentist $108.33 $98.38

Detailed Morro Bay Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Gasoline $3.68 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.67 $48.9
All Electricity $312.56 $167.6
Phone $173.4 $163.42

Morro Bay SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Morro Bay

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Morro Bay
San Luis Obispo, CA 47,302 159 1.1x
Atascadero, CA 30,130 139 0.9x
Los Osos, CA 16,533 144 1.0x
Pismo Beach, CA 8,180 167 1.1x
Templeton, CA 7,838 141 0.9x
Cambria, CA 5,647 164 1.1x

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