Lancaster, CA Cost of Living


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Lancaster cost of living score
161.7
More expensive
61.7% higher
than the US average
7.9% higher
than the California average
Lancaster, California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 161.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 61.7% higher than the U.S. average and 7.9% lower than the average for California.

Lancaster, CA

Housing costs in Lancaster?
A typical home costs $415,800, which is 23.0% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 43.3% less expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Lancaster costs $1,880 per month, which is 31.5% more than the national average of $1,430 and 14.4% cheaper than the state average of $2,150.

Can I afford Lancaster?
To live comfortably in Lancaster, California, a minimum annual income of $79,560 for a family, and $58,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Lancaster?
The cost of living in Lancaster, CA is significantly higher than the national average. With a median house value of $415,800, it is more than 20% higher than the US average of $338,100. This is also reflected in the cost of living index which stands at 115, 15 points higher than the national average. Even though costs are higher in Lancaster CA, it is still an attractive destination for many due to its proximity to sprawling cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego and its stunning natural beauty and offerings.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesLancasterCaliforniaUnited States
  161.7149.9100.0
  98.5105.1100
  88.998.3100.0
  132.1234.8100.0
  $415,800$733,500$338,100
  115.8%102.4%100.0%
  119.2133.1100.0
  133.9118.7100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Worse than even Compton in some ways... worse than hell overall. This place is so bad you will want to off yourself every day just by being here, but probably not too  More

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Over 4 years ago

I was born here, then grew up here for 17 years and joined the Army as a teen, but constantly went back to visit my parents and friends. I lived there again for 4 years  More

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Over 6 years ago

Moved to the Eastside of Lancaster. I have target, lowes, the whole wheatery, homedepot, bank of America, wells Fargo, Walmart, traders Joe's, Carl's jr, burger king,  More

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