Valley Center, CA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
146
Valley Center's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
403 out of 634
In California
5,748 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 Valley Center is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Valley Center, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Valley Center has an overall cost of living index of 146 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Valley Center has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Valley Center ranks as #5,752 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Valley Center ranks as the #655 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Valley Center Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Valley Center California National Average
Overall 146 140 100
Services 108 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 110 113 100
Housing 220 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 119 118 100
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Valley Center Cost of Living Vs. CA

Valley Center, 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.

$614,800
Median Home Value
$1,184
Median Rent
$101,331
Median Income
Statistic Valley Center California United States
Median Home Value $614,800 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,184 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $101,331 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 6.1x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Valley Center Services Costs Vs. California

Item Valley Center California
Shampoo $1.39 $1.01
Movie $14.12 $10.72
Bowling $20.67 $13.86

Detailed Valley Center Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Valley Center California
Ground Beef $3.32 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.79 $1.4
Milk $2.19 $1.96

Detailed Valley Center Health Costs Vs. California

Item Valley Center California
Haircut $20.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $61.25 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.49 $2.32

Detailed Valley Center Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Valley Center California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $9.66 $9.23
Optometrist $114.5 $106.34
Doctor $131.25 $115.25
Dentist $104.0 $98.38

Detailed Valley Center Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Valley Center California
Gasoline $3.79 $2.59
Tire Balancing $52.0 $48.9
All Electricity $230.87 $167.6
Phone $173.4 $163.42

Valley Center SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
6
Education
8
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Valley Center

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Valley Center
Oceanside, CA 175,622 137 0.9x
Escondido, CA 151,300 134 0.9x
Carlsbad, CA 114,253 174 1.2x
Temecula, CA 113,381 134 0.9x
Vista, CA 100,686 137 0.9x
San Marcos, CA 95,355 141 1.0x
Encinitas, CA 62,780 190 1.3x
Poway, CA 49,701 160 1.1x
Fallbrook, CA 31,701 139 1.0x
Ramona, CA 21,323 135 0.9x

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