Bakersfield, CA Cost of Living Index

Bakersfield cost of living index

IndexBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index97131100
Goods & Services index94107100
Groceries index105113100
Health care index103108100
Housing index93185100
Transportation index102108100
Utilities index104110100
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 25.8% less than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Bakersfield is 2.7% less 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 $3.66.
  • The price of gas in Bakersfield is 1.2% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.55 per gallon.
  • Augusta, GA is the least expensive city for gas at $3.11 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Bakersfield, CA is $5.99.
  • The price of coffee in Bakersfield is 19.7% higher than the national average.
  • Juneau, AK is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.29.
  • Waco, TX is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.79.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Bakersfield, CA is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Bakersfield is 11.8% lower than the national average.
  • Dothan, AL is the most expensive city for pizza at $14.79.
  • Ogden, UT is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.33.

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

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Oleander Sunset, Bakersfield0.3Lakeview, Bakersfield2.6
Benton Park, Bakersfield1Sagepointe, Bakersfield2.7
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield1.5Spice Tract, Bakersfield2.8
Southgate, Bakersfield2Stockdale Greens, Bakersfield2.9
Riviera-Westchester, Bakersfield2.1Homaker Park, Bakersfield3
Downtown, Bakersfield2.1Amberton, Bakersfield3
Quailwood, Bakersfield2.3East Bakersfield, Bakersfield3.1
Casa Loma, Bakersfield2.3Stockdale Estates, Bakersfield3.1
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Cities near Bakersfield, CA

CityMilesCityMiles
Bakersfield, CA0Wasco, CA24
Oildale, CA4.3McFarland, CA24.8
Lamont, CA9.4Bear Valley Springs, CA25.4
Rosedale, CA9.5Ford City, CA27.8
Weedpatch, CA10.4Taft, CA28.1
Arvin, CA15.4South Taft, CA28.6
Shafter, CA15.5Taft Heights, CA29.1
Buttonwillow, CA23.4Maricopa, CA29.4
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