Oakland, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
158
Oakland's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average
454 out of 634
In California
5,973 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 Oakland is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Oakland, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Oakland has an overall cost of living index of 158 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Oakland ranks as #5,977 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Oakland ranks as the #429 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Oakland Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Oakland California National Average
Overall 158 140 100
Services 130 111 100
Groceries 126 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 227 196 100
Transportation 137 128 100
Utilities 121 118 100
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Oakland Cost of Living Vs. CA

Oakland, 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.

$687,400
Median Home Value
$1,445
Median Rent
$73,692
Median Income
Statistic Oakland California United States
Median Home Value $687,400 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,445 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $73,692 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 9.3x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Oakland Services Costs Vs. California

Item Oakland California
Shampoo $1.33 $1.01
Movie $12.11 $10.72
Bowling $19.83 $13.86

Detailed Oakland Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Oakland California
Ground Beef $3.71 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.35 $1.4
Milk $2.39 $1.96

Detailed Oakland Health Costs Vs. California

Item Oakland California
Haircut $19.71 $17.49
Beauty Salon $67.86 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.93 $2.32

Detailed Oakland Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Oakland California
Potatoes $2.66 $3.18
Pizza $13.7 $10.39
Beer $10.49 $9.23
Optometrist $136.71 $106.34
Doctor $150.71 $115.25
Dentist $139.14 $98.38

Detailed Oakland Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Oakland California
Gasoline $3.79 $2.59
Tire Balancing $61.0 $48.9
All Electricity $228.47 $167.6
Phone $184.65 $163.42

Oakland SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
2
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Oakland

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Oakland
Berkeley, CA 121,485 194 1.2x
San Mateo, CA 104,333 208 1.3x
San Leandro, CA 90,025 151 1.0x
Alameda, CA 78,522 181 1.1x
San Ramon, CA 75,648 201 1.3x
San Bruno, CA 43,083 187 1.2x
San Carlos, CA 30,154 237 1.5x
Belmont, CA 27,097 232 1.5x
San Lorenzo, CA 25,569 152 1.0x
Ashland, CA 24,430 140 0.9x

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