El Cajon, CA Cost of Living

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El Cajon cost of living score
More expensive
54.9% higher
than the US average
3.3% higher
than the California average
El Cajon, California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 154.9, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 54.9% higher than the U.S. average and 3.3% lower than the average for California.

El Cajon, CA

Housing costs in El Cajon?
A typical home costs $727,300, which is 115.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.8% less expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in El Cajon costs $2,130 per month, which is 49.0% more than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $2,150.

Can I afford El Cajon?
To live comfortably in El Cajon, California, a minimum annual income of $139,320 for a family, and $66,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about El Cajon?
El Cajon offers up an interesting option for those searching economical living solutions situated somewhere within California's San Diego County boasting median property values averaging right around $505K and renting often comes in a bit closer to $1,700 depending upon desired amenities - both notably lower compared to other nearby cities like La Mesa or Chula Vista which are placed a little further southeastward. Groceries also remain mostly equal with United States averages thanks largely to local taxes & regulations while sales tax totals out to 8%.
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Stay out of East El Cajon. The people that live there don't like  More

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Housing less expensive then San Diego, wages the same. A total package of people from different backgrounds (ethnic) which is  More

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El Cajon and La Mesa are about a dozen miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Fletcher Hills, in particular, is a community within El Cajon on the boarder of La Mesa/Mt.  More

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