Oakland, California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 195.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 95.5 percent higher than the U.S. average and 30.4 percent lower than the average for California.
A typical home costs $819,500, which is 142.4 percent more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 11.7 percent more expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Oakland costs $2,220 per month, which is 55.2 percent more than the national average of $1,430 and 3.2 percent more than the state average of $2,150.
To live comfortably in Oakland, California, a minimum annual income of $156,960 for a family, and $72,800 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Oakland is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Oakland, California is more expensive.
Oakland cost of living is 195.5