Ontario, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
124
Ontario's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
226 out of 635
In California
4,999 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 Ontario is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Ontario, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ontario has an overall cost of living index of 124 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Ontario has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Ontario ranks as #5,001 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Ontario ranks as the #1,417 most expensive place in the Golden State.

For more reading on life in Ontario, check out:

Ontario Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Ontario California National Average
Overall 124 140 100
Services 115 112 100
Groceries 114 113 100
Health 106 115 100
Housing 153 198 100
Transportation 135 134 100
Utilities 87 126 100
For more reading on cost of living around California, check out:
Ontario Cost of Living Vs. CA

Ontario, 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.

$408,000
Median Home Value
$1,557
Median Rent
$67,357
Median Income
Statistic Ontario California United States
Median Home Value $408,000 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,557 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $67,357 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.1x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Ontario Services Costs Vs. California

Item Ontario California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.06
Movie $14.48 $10.68
Bowling $24.56 $14.67

Detailed Ontario Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Ontario Health Costs Vs. California

Item Ontario California
Haircut $22.6 $18.62
Beauty Salon $66.25 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.48 $2.34

Detailed Ontario Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Ontario California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $106.53 $108.57
Doctor $100.28 $116.17
Dentist $114.52 $99.13

Detailed Ontario Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Ontario California
Gasoline $3.32 $2.22
Tire Balancing $52.6 $50.07
All Electricity $138.7 $167.67
Phone $176.01 $175.64

Ontario SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Ontario

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Ontario
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 178,060 142 1.1x
Pomona, CA 151,124 126 1.0x
Jurupa Valley, CA 106,646 122 1.0x
Chino, CA 89,170 132 1.1x
Upland, CA 77,348 139 1.1x
Yorba Linda, CA 68,103 181 1.5x
Eastvale, CA 65,766 154 1.2x
Diamond Bar, CA 55,870 165 1.3x
Placentia, CA 52,049 156 1.3x
Montclair, CA 40,041 123 1.0x

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