Folsom, CA Cost of Living


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Folsom cost of living score
127.2
More expensive
27.2% higher
than the US average
15.1% lower
than the California average
Folsom, 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.

Folsom, CA

Housing costs in Folsom?
A typical home costs $723,000, which is 113.8% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 1.4% less expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Folsom costs $2,230 per month, which is 55.9% more than the national average of $1,430 and 3.6% more than the state average of $2,150.

Can I afford Folsom?
To live comfortably in Folsom, California, a minimum annual income of $138,600 for a family, and $71,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Folsom?
Folsom is a city located northeast of Sacramento with a cost of living that compares favorable to many other cities in California's Central Valley region. The median home value for Folsom stands at $490K while the median rent can range from $1K - $2K per month depending on where you are located within the city limits. All necessary expenses such as utilities or grocery shopping will run about 10-15% higher than average compared to similar cities located near San Francisco or Los Angeles but overall this remains an affordable yet wonderful place to call your home base due to its leisurely parks surrounding lakeside views and close proximity to outdoor recreational areas like Folsom Lake State Park just minutes away from town center.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesFolsomCaliforniaUnited States
  127.2149.9100.0
  108.3105.1100
  104.098.3100.0
  234.8234.8100.0
  $723,000$733,500$338,100
  104.5%102.4%100.0%
  117.4133.1100.0
  129.3118.7100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 9 years ago

Folsom has the worst air quality of any city in the Sacramento region per Sac Metro Air Quality Management. Do not move there if u have any respiratory issues, or u like  More

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Over 11 years ago

Folsom is a great little town of about 70,000 people. A half hour from Sacramento, an hour and a half from Tahoe, it sits in a good location at about 320 feet altitude.  More

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I think Folsom is ideal in many ways but it shares Sacramento's lousy air quality (1.5 out of 100 per this site). Sometimes it's worse than Sacramento when a smog  More

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