Morro Bay, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
149
Morro Bay's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
411 out of 635
In California
5,822 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 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 149 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 #5,825 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Morro Bay ranks as the #593 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 149 140 100
Services 101 112 100
Groceries 101 113 100
Health 110 115 100
Housing 229 198 100
Transportation 130 134 100
Utilities 169 126 100
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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.

$651,400
Median Home Value
$1,579
Median Rent
$73,864
Median Income
Statistic Morro Bay California United States
Median Home Value $651,400 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,579 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $73,864 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 8.8x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Morro Bay Services Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Shampoo $1.16 $1.06
Movie $10.31 $10.68
Bowling $14.28 $14.67

Detailed Morro Bay Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Ground Beef $4.37 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.53 $1.39
Milk $2.37 $2.05

Detailed Morro Bay Health Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Haircut $20.0 $18.62
Beauty Salon $55.0 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.6 $2.34

Detailed Morro Bay Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Potatoes $3.31 $3.29
Pizza $8.97 $10.62
Beer $8.81 $9.38
Optometrist $91.67 $108.57
Doctor $131.39 $116.17
Dentist $117.39 $99.13

Detailed Morro Bay Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Morro Bay California
Gasoline $3.22 $2.22
Tire Balancing $46.66 $50.07
All Electricity $370.41 $167.67
Phone $176.01 $175.64

Morro Bay SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
6
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 47,402 158 1.1x
Atascadero, CA 30,444 139 0.9x
Los Osos, CA 16,174 143 1.0x
Pismo Beach, CA 8,042 168 1.1x
Templeton, CA 7,965 139 0.9x
Cambria, CA 5,555 165 1.1x

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