Stockton, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
112
Stockton's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
142 out of 635
In California
4,296 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 Stockton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Stockton, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Stockton has an overall cost of living index of 112 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Stockton has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Stockton ranks as #4,298 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Stockton ranks as the #2,121 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Stockton Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Stockton California National Average
Overall 112 140 100
Services 106 112 100
Groceries 113 113 100
Health 97 115 100
Housing 103 198 100
Transportation 127 134 100
Utilities 144 126 100
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Stockton Cost of Living Vs. CA

Stockton, 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.

$298,200
Median Home Value
$1,183
Median Rent
$58,393
Median Income
Statistic Stockton California United States
Median Home Value $298,200 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,183 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $58,393 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.1x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Stockton Services Costs Vs. California

Item Stockton California
Shampoo $1.26 $1.06
Movie $11.71 $10.68
Bowling $17.64 $14.67

Detailed Stockton Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Stockton California
Ground Beef $4.77 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.54 $1.39
Milk $2.9 $2.05

Detailed Stockton Health Costs Vs. California

Item Stockton California
Haircut $19.27 $18.62
Beauty Salon $43.53 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.66 $2.34

Detailed Stockton Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Stockton California
Potatoes $3.31 $3.29
Pizza $16.43 $10.62
Beer $9.66 $9.38
Optometrist $116.0 $108.57
Doctor $128.29 $116.17
Dentist $85.86 $99.13

Detailed Stockton Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Stockton California
Gasoline $2.98 $2.22
Tire Balancing $54.75 $50.07
All Electricity $298.93 $167.67
Phone $185.03 $175.64

Stockton SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Stockton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Stockton
Tracy, CA 91,462 133 1.2x
Manteca, CA 81,078 122 1.1x
Lodi, CA 66,562 120 1.1x
Lincoln, CA 48,150 140 1.2x
Lathrop, CA 23,863 123 1.1x
Mountain House, CA 21,387 154 1.4x
Ripon, CA 16,049 125 1.1x
Discovery Bay, CA 15,904 154 1.4x
Garden Acres, CA 10,096 103 0.9x
Country Club, CA 9,242 106 0.9x

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