Redwood City, CA Cost of Living


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Redwood City cost of living score
250
More expensive
150.0% higher
than the US average
66.8% higher
than the California average
Redwood City, California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 250, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 150.0% higher than the U.S. average and 66.8% lower than the average for California.

Redwood City, CA

Housing costs in Redwood City?
A typical home costs $1,610,500, which is 376.3% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 119.6% more expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Redwood City costs $3,560 per month, which is 149.0% more than the national average of $1,430 and 39.6% more than the state average of $2,150.

Can I afford Redwood City?
To live comfortably in Redwood City, California, a minimum annual income of $308,520 for a family, and $119,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Redwood City?
Redwood City delivers an attractive option for costlier living based somewhere inside California’s San Mateo County featuring medians standing firm around the high-$1000s and rental rates shortly come in a bit closer to upwards of 4 thousand dollars generally - notably higher compared to beach side cities like East Palo Alto or Burlingame which are located much further westward. Groceries also stay completely equal with US figures thanks largely to local taxes & regulations while sales tax amounts out unaltered at no less than 9%.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesRedwood CityCaliforniaUnited States
  250.0149.9100.0
  117.8105.1100
  117.498.3100.0
  625.6234.8100.0
  $1,610,500$733,500$338,100
  98.2%102.4%100.0%
  138.9133.1100.0
  161.7118.7100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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(Caveating everything with "it's Bay Area prices") Redwood City is a large sprawling town where you can find just about anything you're looking for. There's great  More

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The entire Bay Area is ridiculous. You can't compare it to other areas. RWC is reasonably cheap for the area. I pay $5K for a rental townhouse in one of the many  More

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Lovely weather. Safe place to live (I live in Redwood Shores). The only thing that keeps this place from being 5 stars is the cost of housing. When you have to pay an  More

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