The 10 Cheapest San Bernardino, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in San Bernardino are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in San Bernardino might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those San Bernardino neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in San Bernardino are the cheapest.

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in San Bernardino for 2022? According to the most recent census data, International looks to be the cheaptest San Bernardino neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in San Bernardino. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around San Bernardino that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in San Bernardino.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In San Bernardino For 2022

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Population: 3,568
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.3 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (17th cheapest)
More on International: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 10,024
Cost Of Living Index: 104 (20th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (11th cheapest)
More on Rancho West: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 10,941
Cost Of Living Index: 103 (16th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (16th cheapest)
More on Terrace: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,974
Cost Of Living Index: 107 (28th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (5th cheapest)
More on Hudson: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 7,679
Cost Of Living Index: 95 (5th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.031 (38th cheapest)
More on Lankershim: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,068
Cost Of Living Index: 103 (16th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.1 (10th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.027 (24th cheapest)
More on Mount Vernon: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 6,508
Cost Of Living Index: 94 (3rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.3 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.035 (44th cheapest)
More on East Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,358
Cost Of Living Index: 109 (34th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.4 (15th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (2nd cheapest)
More on Cimmeron: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,749
Cost Of Living Index: 104 (20th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.7 (17th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (14th cheapest)
More on Roosevelt: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,610
Cost Of Living Index: 109 (34th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.3 (13th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (6th cheapest)
More on Arrowhead: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest San Bernardino Hoods In 2022

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in San Bernardino, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 50 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In San Bernardino." We're lookin' at you, International.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places San Bernardino. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In San Bernardino

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in San Bernardino where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Bernardino aren't all cheap. Ridgeline takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in San Bernardino.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In San Bernardino For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 International 87
2 Rancho West 104
3 Terrace 103
4 Hudson 107
5 Lankershim 95
6 Mount Vernon 103
7 East Valley 94
8 Cimmeron 109
9 Roosevelt 104
10 Arrowhead 109
11 La Plaza 104
12 South Pointe 107
13 Dmv 96
14 Amtrak 101
15 Muscupiabe 104
16 San Gorgonio 101
17 Belevedere 115
18 Drnag 106
19 Kendall 111
20 Pacific 107
21 Nena 113
22 Alessandro 99
23 Muscoy 107
24 Yerdemont 124
25 Hi-30 109
26 Sbhs 99
27 Wildwood Park 110
28 North Park 115
29 Show Place 105
30 Delman 108
31 Valley View 104
32 Curtis 99
33 Sandin Hills 113
34 Carousel 96
35 Perris Hills 109
36 Arrowview 109
37 Stadium West 94
38 Seccombe Lane 94
39 Riverview 111
40 Wilson 109
41 California 115
42 Valley College 105
43 Feldheym 102
44 Cajon 113
45 Lytle Creek 102
46 Ne-Sterling 103
47 University 114
48 Carvedale 110
49 Blair Park 115
50 Ridgeline 120

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in San Bernardino.

About Chris Kolmar

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