Walnut Creek, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
180
Walnut Creek's Overall Cost Of Living
1.8x
Higher Than The National Average
530 out of 635
In California
6,208 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 Walnut Creek is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Walnut Creek, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Walnut Creek has an overall cost of living index of 180 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Walnut Creek has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Walnut Creek ranks as #6,214 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Walnut Creek ranks as the #205 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Walnut Creek Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Walnut Creek California National Average
Overall 180 140 100
Services 117 112 100
Groceries 134 113 100
Health 124 115 100
Housing 301 198 100
Transportation 145 134 100
Utilities 134 126 100
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Walnut Creek Cost of Living Vs. CA

Walnut Creek, 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.

$814,900
Median Home Value
$2,247
Median Rent
$108,689
Median Income
Statistic Walnut Creek California United States
Median Home Value $814,900 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $2,247 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $108,689 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 7.5x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Walnut Creek Services Costs Vs. California

Item Walnut Creek California
Shampoo $1.39 $1.06
Movie $13.23 $10.68
Bowling $19.56 $14.67

Detailed Walnut Creek Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Walnut Creek California
Ground Beef $3.73 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.89 $1.39
Milk $2.87 $2.05

Detailed Walnut Creek Health Costs Vs. California

Item Walnut Creek California
Haircut $19.39 $18.62
Beauty Salon $67.86 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.07 $2.34

Detailed Walnut Creek Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Walnut Creek California
Potatoes $3.35 $3.29
Pizza $12.66 $10.62
Beer $10.57 $9.38
Optometrist $136.92 $108.57
Doctor $146.83 $116.17
Dentist $133.38 $99.13

Detailed Walnut Creek Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Walnut Creek California
Gasoline $3.38 $2.22
Tire Balancing $62.03 $50.07
All Electricity $269.4 $167.67
Phone $187.26 $175.64

Walnut Creek SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
3

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Walnut Creek

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Walnut Creek
San Ramon, CA 81,344 201 1.1x
Mountain View, CA 80,104 220 1.2x
Pleasanton, CA 79,975 203 1.1x
Dublin, CA 63,856 190 1.1x
Danville, CA 44,933 218 1.2x
Pleasant Hill, CA 34,903 171 0.9x
San Lorenzo, CA 30,117 151 0.8x
Lafayette, CA 25,949 236 1.3x
Alamo, CA 13,864 278 1.5x
Piedmont, CA 11,454 291 1.6x

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