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Cost of Living in Monterey, California

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Cost of LivingMonterey, CAUnited States
Overall186100
Grocery112.4100
Health110100
Housing349100
Utilities111100
Transportation111100
Miscellaneous106100

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

Overall, Monterey, CA cost of living is 186.30.


Monterey Cost of Living SperlingViews

If you're not a millionaire good luck living here: I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula and had to leave to climb out of poverty. The median income is $35,000 and outside of the military, the jobs are mostly service... (read more)How wealthy are we talking about?: My husband and I are just crazy about Monterey. I wonder if we take housing expenses (mortgage or rent) out of the picture, is Monterey still a very expensive city to... (read more)WORTH IT?: I'VE LIVED IN THE MONTEREY AREA FOR ABOUT 14 YEARS. IT IS UNDENIABLY A BEAUTIFUL PLACE, NOT QUITE AS UNIQUE AS LOCAL BOOSTERS SAY IT IS, BUT IT DOES HAVE AN EXCELLENT... (read more)Have an opinion about Monterey? Leave a commentTo See All SperlingViews for Monterey Click Here