Oceanside, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
140
Oceanside's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
353 out of 635
In California
5,578 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 Oceanside is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Oceanside, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Oceanside has an overall cost of living index of 140 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Oceanside has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Oceanside ranks as #5,581 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Oceanside ranks as the #838 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Oceanside Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Oceanside California National Average
Overall 140 140 100
Services 113 112 100
Groceries 114 113 100
Health 110 115 100
Housing 190 198 100
Transportation 138 134 100
Utilities 125 126 100
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Oceanside Cost of Living Vs. CA

Oceanside, 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.

$538,200
Median Home Value
$1,803
Median Rent
$75,411
Median Income
Statistic Oceanside California United States
Median Home Value $538,200 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,803 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $75,411 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 7.1x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Oceanside Services Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Shampoo $1.2 $1.06
Movie $14.42 $10.68
Bowling $22.0 $14.67

Detailed Oceanside Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Ground Beef $4.58 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.72 $1.39
Milk $2.19 $2.05

Detailed Oceanside Health Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Haircut $22.68 $18.62
Beauty Salon $64.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.48 $2.34

Detailed Oceanside Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.43 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $117.65 $108.57
Doctor $125.0 $116.17
Dentist $107.18 $99.13

Detailed Oceanside Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Gasoline $3.24 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.47 $50.07
All Electricity $247.56 $167.67
Phone $176.01 $175.64

Oceanside SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Oceanside

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Oceanside
Escondido, CA 150,396 136 1.0x
Carlsbad, CA 114,411 175 1.2x
Vista, CA 100,659 139 1.0x
San Marcos, CA 96,219 143 1.0x
Encinitas, CA 62,967 193 1.4x
Fallbrook, CA 32,359 139 1.0x
Camp Pendleton South, CA 16,618 150 1.1x
Solana Beach, CA 13,301 217 1.6x
Valley Center, CA 11,320 147 1.1x

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