Taft, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
106
Taft's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
86 out of 634
In California
3,790 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 Taft is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Taft, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Taft has an overall cost of living index of 106 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Taft ranks as #3,791 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Taft ranks as the #2,616 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Taft Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Taft California National Average
Overall 106 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 110 118 100
Health 107 113 100
Housing 80 196 100
Transportation 123 128 100
Utilities 146 118 100
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Taft Cost of Living Vs. CA

Taft, 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.

$146,500
Median Home Value
$697
Median Rent
$45,197
Median Income
Statistic Taft California United States
Median Home Value $146,500 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $697 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $45,197 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.2x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Taft Services Costs Vs. California

Item Taft California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.01
Movie $11.72 $10.72
Bowling $11.67 $13.86

Detailed Taft Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Taft California
Ground Beef $4.06 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.97 $1.4
Milk $2.14 $1.96

Detailed Taft Health Costs Vs. California

Item Taft California
Haircut $18.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $83.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.55 $2.32

Detailed Taft Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Taft California
Potatoes $3.88 $3.18
Pizza $8.99 $10.39
Beer $9.48 $9.23
Optometrist $108.0 $106.34
Doctor $121.25 $115.25
Dentist $108.33 $98.38

Detailed Taft Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Taft California
Gasoline $3.68 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.67 $48.9
All Electricity $312.56 $167.6
Phone $173.4 $163.42

Taft SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
7
Education
4
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Taft

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Taft
Bakersfield, CA 377,917 116 1.1x
Oildale, CA 34,763 105 1.0x
Shafter, CA 19,447 107 1.0x
Rosedale, CA 16,820 135 1.3x
McFarland, CA 14,823 105 1.0x
Montecito, CA 8,245 334 3.2x
Ojai, CA 7,534 164 1.5x
Mira Monte, CA 6,633 149 1.4x
Greenacres, CA 5,911 116 1.1x

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