Bakersfield, CA Cost of Living

Bakersfield cost of living index

IndexBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index105133100
Goods & Services index98106100
Groceries index109114100
Health care index109110100
Housing index107189100
Transportation index112111100
Utilities index112114100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in Bakersfield is 21.1% less than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Bakersfield is 5.2% greater than the national average.
  • Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in Bakersfield, CA is $3.49.
  • The price of gas in Bakersfield is 7.2% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.30 per gallon.
  • Joplin, MO is the least expensive city for gas at $2.82 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Bakersfield, CA is $4.75.
  • The price of coffee in Bakersfield is 11.1% higher than the national average.
  • Honolulu, HI is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.77.
  • Anniston, AL is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.99.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Bakersfield, CA is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Bakersfield is 13.9% lower than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Ponca City, OK is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.50.

California average prices compared to national average

The average prices for Bakersfield, CA goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Bakersfield, CA

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Stockdale Estates, Bakersfield854.1
Csu Bakersfield, Bakersfield845
Haggin Oaks, Bakersfield845.3
Seven Oaks, Bakersfield816.2
Amberton, Bakersfield794.2
The Oaks, Bakersfield785.7
Laurelglen, Bakersfield764.8
Riviera-Westchester, Bakersfield751
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Quailwood, Bakersfield743.1
Stockdale Greens, Bakersfield743.8
Southern Oaks, Bakersfield747
Eastridge Estates, Bakersfield735.5
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield732
The Seasons, Bakersfield735.5
La Cresta-Altavista, Bakersfield732.1
Sagepointe, Bakersfield723.9
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Cities near Bakersfield, CA

CityScoreMiles
Kernville, CA8042.5
Taft Heights, CA7830.5
Greenacres, CA775.3
Oildale, CA753.2
Pine Mountain Club, CA7537.2
Bakersfield, CA740
South Taft, CA7429.7
Keene, CA7427.7
CityScoreMiles
Stallion Springs, CA7328.9
Tehachapi, CA7336.2
Wasco, CA7323.7
Lake Isabella, CA7235
Delano, CA7230.2
Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA7238.4
Bodfish, CA7133.1
Wofford Heights, CA7139.1
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