The Seasons 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.
IndexThe SeasonsBakersfieldCalifornia
Cost of living index110112138
IndexThe SeasonsBakersfieldCalifornia
Goods & Services index103103110
Groceries index111111115
Health care index106106109
Housing index105113196
Transportation index117117125
Utilities index136136114

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  • The cost of living in The Seasons is 21% lower than the Bakersfield average.
  • The cost of living in The Seasons is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in The Seasons is 5% higher than the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 42% higher than the national average.
  • California state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$63,239$5,270$1,475$1,897

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%

Goods & Services

ItemBakersfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.23$16.090.9%
Beauty Salon $57.60$37.3354.3%
Toothpaste $3.06$2.4525.1%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0017.4%
Movie $9.89$10.283.8%
Bowling $6.41$4.9330.0%

Groceries

ItemBakersfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$3.8011.2%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.3%
Milk $2.25$2.0112.0%
Potatoes $3.68$3.0122.1%
Pizza $8.48$9.8914.2%
Beer $8.70$8.902.2%

Health Care

ItemBakersfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.73$102.1623.9%
Doctor $121.87$108.3612.5%
Dentist $94.21$92.531.8%
Ibuprofen $12.09$9.2830.3%
Lipitor $424.78$425.820.2%

Housing

ItemBakersfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $214,600.00$184,700.0016.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,131.97$1,202.445.9%
Apartment Rent $1,005.00$949.005.9%

Transportation

ItemBakersfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.82$2.2425.5%
Tire Balancing $46.79$46.291.1%

Utilities

ItemBakersfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$285.86$165.9672.2%
Phone $26.82$28.686.5%
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.
Weedpatch, CA2,39492-8%
Mexican Colony, CA36893-7%
Cherokee Strip, CA16497-3%
Lamont, CA15,43997-3%
Edmundson Acres, CA33397-3%
Bakersfield, CA367,55511212%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tampa, FL361,4771000%
New Orleans, LA382,92299-1%
Arlington, TX383,89996-4%
Aurora, CO351,1311066%
Honolulu, HI349,59718282%
Bakersfield, CA367,55511212%
Source: The The Seasons, Bakersfield, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.