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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

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.

Overall, Bakersfield, California cost of living is 104.00.

  COST OF LIVINGBakersfield, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  104100
  Grocery  103.7100
  Health  105100
  Housing  108100
  Utilities  106100
  Transportation  102100
  Miscellaneous  100100
  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
re: Best kept secret in California - 4/28/2007
I taught in Bakersfield years ago and was negatively impressed by the uniformity of thought. No independent thinking allowed. Other teachers at the college were fearful,... (read more)
re: Best kept secret in California - 4/28/2007
You've got to be kidding. Those who go there to teach can't get a job anywhere else. Those who live there are old testament types and racists who never got on the Ark.... (read more)
re: great place to live - 1/16/2007
I agree. It's wpmderful place to live, a $300,000 house with a nest of gang bangers living next store. Teachers are nice because they can't teach due to so many... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Quality of Life in Bako
I've lived here all my life except for the three times I've moved out to live in different parts of TX. I don't find the cost of living cheap because it's all relative... (read more)
re: "Used to be" a nice place to live 30 years ago
Re: What an idiotic thing to say to claim that 30 years ago Bakersfield was bad due to bible thumping biggies,are u serious? I lived there 30 years ago I am Hispanic and... (read more)
re: "Used to be" a nice place to live 30 years ago
What an idiotic thing to say to claim that 30 years ago Bakersfield was bad due to bible thumping biggies,are u serious? I lived there 30 years ago I am Hispanic and it... (read more)
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