Elk Grove, CA Cost of Living


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Elk Grove cost of living score
127.2
More expensive
27.2% higher
than the US average
15.1% lower
than the California average
Elk Grove, California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 127.2, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 27.2% higher than the U.S. average and 15.1% higher than the average for California.

Elk Grove, CA

Housing costs in Elk Grove?
A typical home costs $597,800, which is 76.8% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 18.5% less expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Elk Grove costs $2,140 per month, which is 49.7% more than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $2,150.

Can I afford Elk Grove?
To live comfortably in Elk Grove, California, a minimum annual income of $114,480 for a family, and $68,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Elk Grove?
Elk Grove has also been found to have an affordable cost of living when compared with other California cities; median house values rest at around $400K while rent for a one bedroom runs anywhere from $875-1100 per month depending on area or building type chosen. Food prices are generally comparable to those found throughout California while taxes remain lower than some nearby municipalities due to Elk Grove’s status as an unincorporated city outside Sacramento County limits.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesElk GroveCaliforniaUnited States
  127.2149.9100.0
  106.2105.1100
  104.098.3100.0
  193.4234.8100.0
  $597,800$733,500$338,100
  95.4%102.4%100.0%
  128.0133.1100.0
  129.2118.7100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
Reviews for Elk Grove
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I grew up in the area around Elk Grove and it was a very small rural town up to the year 2000. We moved to ELk grove in 2009 and commuted to work in Sacramento. At  More

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Elk Grove is a very diverse city. A long time ago it use to be very white. Now the white population is about 40%, then next majority race are Asian, then Hispanic,  More

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Over 10 years ago

Our neighborhood is o.k. but it is expensive to live here and the air is oppressive during the summer when it gets hot for a week or more. Days over 95 and nights of 75.  More

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