Cost of living in Santa Rosa research summary. The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in the United States. A cost of living index above 100 means Santa Rosa is expensive. An index value below 100 means the city is a relatively cheap place to live.
On a city-by-city basis in California, home prices and rent have the biggest impact on the cost of living. Here are the key takeaways based on Saturday Night Science:
The cost of living index in Santa Rosa is 153, with 100 being the average.
The cost of living index in Santa Rosa is 1.5x higher than the national average.
Santa Rosa ranks as the #428 cheapest in California out of 635.
Santa Rosa ranks as the #5,895 cheapest out of 6,412 in the US.
The median home value in Santa Rosa is $598,700.
The median income in Santa Rosa is $84,823.
According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Santa Rosa has an overall cost of living index of 153, which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to California, Santa Rosa has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than California's index of 139.
The standard of living in Santa Rosa ranks as #428 most affordable out of the 635 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Santa Rosa ranks as the #207 most expensive place in the Golden State.
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Six factors go into calculating the cost of living index in Santa Rosa. Here is how it fairs on each of the criteria:
The Services index in Santa Rosa is 126.
The Groceries index in Santa Rosa is 129.
The Health index in Santa Rosa is 126.
The Housing index in Santa Rosa is 200.
The Transportation index in Santa Rosa is 150.
The Utilities index in Santa Rosa is 136.
|Living Expense||Santa Rosa||California||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in California, so we broke down housing costs into more detail. Home and income data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2017-2021. The key points are:
The Median Home Value in Santa Rosa is $598,700.
The Median Rent in Santa Rosa is $1,837.
The Median Income in Santa Rosa is $84,823.
The Home Value To Income in Santa Rosa is 7.1x.
The Rent To Monthly Income in Santa Rosa is 0.26x.
|Statistic||Santa Rosa||California||United States|
|Median Home Value||$598,700||$573,200||$244,900|
|Home Value To Income||7.1x||6.8x||3.5x|
|Rent To Monthly Income||0.26x||0.24x||0.2x|
The cost of living varies in the cities and towns around Santa Rosa. Here's a quick look at the cost of living in the most populous nearby places:
Petaluma, CA has a cost of living index of 161, 1.1x Santa Rosa.
Rohnert Park, CA has a cost of living index of 144, 0.9x Santa Rosa.
Windsor, CA has a cost of living index of 160, 1.0x Santa Rosa.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Santa Rosa|
|Rohnert Park, CA||44,420||144||0.9x|
|St. Helena, CA||5,530||204||1.3x|