Escondido cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. 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.
IndexEscondidoCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index129136100
IndexEscondidoCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index111109100
Housing index169189100
Transportation index124125100
Utilities index122116100

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  • The cost of living in Escondido is 5% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Escondido is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Escondido is 69% higher than the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 47% higher than the national average.
  • California state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemEscondidoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.53$14.5927.0%
Beauty Salon $57.27$34.6865.1%
Toothpaste $2.74$2.4710.8%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $12.40$9.8725.7%
Bowling $5.52$4.3925.7%

Groceries

ItemEscondidoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $2.54$2.367.8%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.38$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemEscondidoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.65$99.784.9%
Doctor $109.87$105.034.6%
Dentist $109.00$88.7022.9%
Ibuprofen $12.99$9.4138.0%
Lipitor $280.93$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemEscondidoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $335,200.00$181,400.0084.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,436.52$1,081.03125.4%
Apartment Rent $1,171.00$889.0031.7%

Transportation

ItemEscondidoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.74$2.0931.0%
Tire Balancing $47.16$45.294.1%

Utilities

ItemEscondidoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$214.73$170.8025.7%
Phone $33.30$28.2617.8%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Vista, CA94,14513131%
Ramona, CA21,56513333%
Camp Pendleton North, CA7,04313434%
San Marcos, CA83,02813535%
Valley Center, CA9,45414545%
Escondido, CA144,31112929%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fort Collins, CO144,3291033%
Bridgeport, CT144,44612020%
Syracuse, NY144,70389-11%
Lakewood, CO143,4961077%
Hayward, CA145,16513434%
Escondido, CA144,31112929%
Source: The Escondido, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.