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Cost of Living

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

Overall, Oakland, California cost of living is 179.30.

  COST OF LIVINGOakland, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  179100
  Grocery  118.4100
  Health  112100
  Housing  326100
  Utilities  96100
  Transportation  106100
  Miscellaneous  110100

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Best Weather in The U.S. says PG&E
Years ago, I read in the PG&E newsletter included with the electric bill that Oakland has the least heating days and least air conditioning days of any city of it's size... (read more)
pretty fabulous weather in oakland
nice breezes blow in off the bay in the summer - you don't even need air conditioning. and perfect climate for gardening 10 months of the... (read more)
Mercedes Repair and Parts in Oakland CA
* Established in 1981 with 4 departments to serve your Mercedes-Benz needs * Full service department: servicing Mercedes-Benz models from the 70's to present ... (read more)
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The New Face of Oakland
Oakland is rapidly changing from a working class city to one filled with tech refugees from the high priced San Francisco. The good news is we have more restaurants,... (read more)
re: Could not wait to leave Oakland - 5/9/2007
Asher, I'll assume that Oakland could not wait until you left. You depict Oakland in ways that start at hysterical (in both senses of the word) and end up in outright... (read more)
re: Could not wait to leave Oakland - 5/9/2007
There are much more negative facts than good in Oakland. Especially when the East, West and Downtown Oakland are considered dangerous place to live and even visit. Unity... (read more)
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