Fresno, CA Cost of Living


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Fresno cost of living score
103.7
More expensive
3.7% higher
than the US average
30.8% lower
than the California average
Fresno, California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 103.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 3.7% higher than the U.S. average and 30.8% higher than the average for California.

Fresno, CA

Housing costs in Fresno?
A typical home costs $359,700, which is 6.4% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 51.0% less expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Fresno costs $1,330 per month, which is 7.0% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 61.7% cheaper than the state average of $2,150.

Can I afford Fresno?
To live comfortably in Fresno, California, a minimum annual income of $68,760 for a family, and $42,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Fresno?
Fresno, California offers a high quality of life at an affordable price point. Homeowners can take advantage of various housing options ranging from single family homes to luxury condos - while renters have access to some great deals too. Additionally, groceries and transportation costs remain quite reasonable compared with other parts of the US - making Fresno a great choice if you're looking for affordability.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesFresnoCaliforniaUnited States
  103.7149.9100.0
  99.2105.1100
  93.198.3100.0
  108.5234.8100.0
  $359,700$733,500$338,100
  112.4%102.4%100.0%
  101.7133.1100.0
  110.2118.7100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I'm not gonna say this city is terrible, but it certainly has many issues that need to be taken care of and unfortunately the city council has done a poor job keeping up  More

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I've lived in Fresno my entire life and when I became an adult, I began to realize how much being a resident here really sucks, it might be cheaper than most other  More

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Lived here since 2002. I may be flamed for this, but.. total dump and I would rate 0 stars if I could. You only really move here to move out. As good as a gas stop.  More

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