Watsonville, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
125
Watsonville's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
244 out of 634
In California
5,044 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 Watsonville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Watsonville, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Watsonville has an overall cost of living index of 125 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Watsonville has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Watsonville ranks as #5,047 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Watsonville ranks as the #1,359 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Watsonville Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Watsonville California National Average
Overall 125 140 100
Services 88 111 100
Groceries 105 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 177 196 100
Transportation 111 128 100
Utilities 129 118 100
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Watsonville Cost of Living Vs. CA

Watsonville, 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.

$464,200
Median Home Value
$1,409
Median Rent
$55,470
Median Income
Statistic Watsonville California United States
Median Home Value $464,200 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,409 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $55,470 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.4x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.3x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Watsonville Services Costs Vs. California

Item Watsonville California
Shampoo $1.06 $1.01
Movie $15.05 $10.72
Bowling $18.25 $13.86

Detailed Watsonville Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Watsonville California
Ground Beef $4.36 $3.9
Fried Chicken $2.03 $1.4
Milk $2.27 $1.96

Detailed Watsonville Health Costs Vs. California

Item Watsonville California
Haircut $27.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $50.52 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.52 $2.32

Detailed Watsonville Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Watsonville California
Potatoes $3.2 $3.18
Pizza $10.74 $10.39
Beer $8.99 $9.23
Optometrist $127.0 $106.34
Doctor $148.0 $115.25
Dentist $99.6 $98.38

Detailed Watsonville Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Watsonville California
Gasoline $3.24 $2.59
Tire Balancing $45.0 $48.9
All Electricity $260.15 $167.6
Phone $173.87 $163.42

Watsonville SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
3
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Watsonville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Watsonville
Salinas, CA 156,143 117 0.9x
Morgan Hill, CA 44,686 165 1.3x
Marina, CA 21,981 127 1.0x
Prunedale, CA 20,327 130 1.0x
Scotts Valley, CA 11,863 184 1.5x
Soquel, CA 10,883 166 1.3x
Rio del Mar, CA 9,657 196 1.6x
Interlaken, CA 7,817 131 1.0x
San Martin, CA 6,803 178 1.4x
Castroville, CA 6,521 110 0.9x

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