Oceanside, CA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
137
Oceanside's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
342 out of 634
In California
5,493 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 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 137 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 #5,497 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Oceanside ranks as the #910 most expensive place in the Golden State.

For more reading on life in Oceanside, check out:

Oceanside Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Oceanside California National Average
Overall 137 140 100
Services 108 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 110 113 100
Housing 192 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 119 118 100
For more reading on cost of living around California, check out:
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.

$492,600
Median Home Value
$1,753
Median Rent
$72,697
Median Income
Statistic Oceanside California United States
Median Home Value $492,600 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,753 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $72,697 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 6.8x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Oceanside Services Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Shampoo $1.39 $1.01
Movie $14.12 $10.72
Bowling $20.67 $13.86

Detailed Oceanside Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Ground Beef $3.32 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.79 $1.4
Milk $2.19 $1.96

Detailed Oceanside Health Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Haircut $20.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $61.25 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.49 $2.32

Detailed Oceanside Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $9.66 $9.23
Optometrist $114.5 $106.34
Doctor $131.25 $115.25
Dentist $104.0 $98.38

Detailed Oceanside Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Oceanside California
Gasoline $3.79 $2.59
Tire Balancing $52.0 $48.9
All Electricity $230.87 $167.6
Phone $173.4 $163.42

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 151,300 134 1.0x
Carlsbad, CA 114,253 174 1.3x
Vista, CA 100,686 137 1.0x
San Marcos, CA 95,355 141 1.0x
Encinitas, CA 62,780 190 1.4x
Fallbrook, CA 31,701 139 1.0x
Solana Beach, CA 13,356 217 1.6x
Camp Pendleton South, CA 11,936 147 1.1x
Valley Center, CA 11,077 146 1.1x
Camp Pendleton North, CA 7,367 137 1.0x

Articles About California

Enjoy The Snack?