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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Bakersfield, California is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Bakersfield, California is more expensive.

Bakersfield, California cost of living is 107.40.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGBakersfield, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  107100
  Grocery  101.2100
  Health  106100
  Housing  114100
  Utilities  112100
  Transportation  108100
  Miscellaneous  101100

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Moved in 1997

My husband and I both grew up in Bakersfield and married after High School (attended South High which now looks like a juvenile detention facility more than a High... (Read More)



Where to begin

Bakersfield has the dirtiest air in the state or US i cant remember. My car is covered with a black soot all the time, have to wash it a lot. Allergies are bad here... (Read More)



Can't wait to leave..

For basis of comparison I lived in: San Francisco, CA Oakland, CA Walnut Creek, CA Moraga, CA Coeur d'Alene, ID Rutland, VT Dallas, TX Los Angeles, CA San... (Read More)



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