Pacifica, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
189
Pacifica's Overall Cost Of Living
1.9x
Higher Than The National Average
552 out of 635
In California
6,263 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 Pacifica is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Pacifica, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Pacifica has an overall cost of living index of 189 which is 1.9x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Pacifica has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Pacifica ranks as #6,269 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Pacifica ranks as the #150 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Pacifica Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Pacifica California National Average
Overall 189 140 100
Services 125 112 100
Groceries 129 113 100
Health 126 115 100
Housing 321 198 100
Transportation 150 134 100
Utilities 136 126 100
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Pacifica Cost of Living Vs. CA

Pacifica, 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.

$943,500
Median Home Value
$2,535
Median Rent
$130,466
Median Income
Statistic Pacifica California United States
Median Home Value $943,500 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $2,535 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $130,466 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 7.2x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Pacifica Services Costs Vs. California

Item Pacifica California
Shampoo $1.35 $1.06
Movie $16.41 $10.68
Bowling $20.0 $14.67

Detailed Pacifica Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Pacifica California
Ground Beef $3.64 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.8 $1.39
Milk $2.83 $2.05

Detailed Pacifica Health Costs Vs. California

Item Pacifica California
Haircut $22.38 $18.62
Beauty Salon $82.05 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.18 $2.34

Detailed Pacifica Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Pacifica California
Potatoes $3.42 $3.29
Pizza $13.47 $10.62
Beer $10.5 $9.38
Optometrist $144.57 $108.57
Doctor $149.63 $116.17
Dentist $132.68 $99.13

Detailed Pacifica Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Pacifica California
Gasoline $3.46 $2.22
Tire Balancing $65.51 $50.07
All Electricity $267.84 $167.67
Phone $198.18 $175.64

Pacifica SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Pacifica

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Pacifica
San Mateo, CA 103,619 205 1.1x
South San Francisco, CA 66,878 182 1.0x
San Bruno, CA 44,663 184 1.0x
San Lorenzo, CA 30,117 151 0.8x
Burlingame, CA 30,071 273 1.4x
San Carlos, CA 29,647 237 1.3x
Belmont, CA 26,963 231 1.2x
Millbrae, CA 22,998 229 1.2x
North Fair Oaks, CA 14,992 179 0.9x
Half Moon Bay, CA 12,583 200 1.1x

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