Pleasanton, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
203
Pleasanton's Overall Cost Of Living
2.0x
Higher Than The National Average
578 out of 634
In California
6,308 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 Pleasanton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Pleasanton, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Pleasanton has an overall cost of living index of 203 which is 2.0x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Pleasanton ranks as #6,315 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Pleasanton ranks as the #91 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Pleasanton Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Pleasanton California National Average
Overall 203 140 100
Services 130 111 100
Groceries 126 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 376 196 100
Transportation 137 128 100
Utilities 121 118 100
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Pleasanton Cost of Living Vs. CA

Pleasanton, 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.

$986,800
Median Home Value
$2,396
Median Rent
$156,400
Median Income
Statistic Pleasanton California United States
Median Home Value $986,800 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $2,396 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $156,400 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 6.3x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Pleasanton Services Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Pleasanton Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Pleasanton Health Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Pleasanton Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton Utilities Costs Vs. California

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

Pleasanton SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Pleasanton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Pleasanton
Livermore, CA 89,699 174 0.9x
Milpitas, CA 79,517 181 0.9x
San Ramon, CA 75,648 201 1.0x
Castro Valley, CA 63,013 171 0.8x
Dublin, CA 61,240 189 0.9x
Danville, CA 44,605 217 1.1x
Menlo Park, CA 34,138 288 1.4x
San Lorenzo, CA 25,569 152 0.7x
Fairview, CA 10,532 162 0.8x
Blackhawk, CA 9,604 238 1.2x

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