Riverside, California 

42 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Subscription Benefits

Download our City ReportsDownload our City Reports

Economy in Riverside, California

Riverside, CA is a city located in Southern California known for its beautiful scenery and outdoor activities. The cost of living in Riverside is slightly higher than the national average, with a 2 bedroom rent of $2,040 compared to $1,430 nationally. Grocery costs are also on par with the US average with an index score of 100. The city boasts numerous local businesses, such as Chase Bank, Home Depot, and Staples. Additionally, Riverside provides plenty of job opportunities due to its central location within the state. With all these features combined, Riverside offers an excellent place to live while still being affordable.

Riverside has an unemployment rate of 7.1%. The US average is 6.0%.

Riverside has seen the job market increase by 2.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 38.7%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Riverside
- The Sales Tax Rate for Riverside is 8.8%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Riverside is 9.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Riverside
- The average income of a Riverside resident is $22,212 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Riverside resident is $76,755 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.


  ECONOMYRiverside, CaliforniaUnited States
  • Unemployment Rate (US Avg: 6%)
Select Map Options
  • Unemployment Rate
  • Median HH Income
  • Recent Job Growth
  • Income < $15k
  • Income > $200k
  • Reset Map

  • View More Data >

    Reviews for Riverside    42 Reviews
    I've lived in Riverside for 54 years - 9/17/2021
    I've lived in Riverside for 54 years. It changed a LOT when people from LA started moving here in droves. Still, I have never been robbed or assaulted but I am... Read More

    Start Your Review of Riverside

    Worst Medical Care Around! Lots of Break Ins! - 1/7/2021
    I'm from Orange County (OC). I have had nothing but trouble since moving to Riverside. 1. The dogs are aggressive guard dogs. If you want to walk or bike you... Read More

    A depressing place. - 12/16/2018
    Whew where to begin with dear old riverside. I enjoyed growing up here until my high school years (back in 2011). In 7 short years the downward deterioration of the... Read More

    View More Data >

    Compare Riverside, California to any other place in the USA.

    Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time. You can also use our New Interactive Map to explore places.Riverside,California Map
    92503 92507 92504 92505 92506 92508 92501


    Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, downloadable reports, and more.

    Try Now
    Join BestPlaces