Modesto, California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 116.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 16.3 percent higher than the U.S. average and 22.4 percent higher than the average for California.
A typical home costs $390,300, which is 15.4 percent more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 46.8 percent less expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Modesto costs $1,410 per month, which is 1.4 percent cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 52.5 percent cheaper than the state average of $2,150.
To live comfortably in Modesto, California, a minimum annual income of $74,880 for a family, and $44,400 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Modesto is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Modesto, California is more expensive.
Modesto cost of living is 116.3