Burlingame, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Burlingame's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Burlingame is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Burlingame, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Burlingame has an overall cost of living index of 275 which is 2.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Burlingame has a cost of living index that's 2.0x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Burlingame ranks as #6385 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Burlingame ranks as the #22 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Burlingame Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Burlingame California National Average
Overall 275 140 100
Services 137 111 100
Groceries 127 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 605 196 100
Transportation 141 128 100
Utilities 122 118 100
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Burlingame, CA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in California, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Burlingame California United States
Median Home Value $1,709,500 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $2,083 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $122,999 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 13.9x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Burlingame

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Burlingame
San Mateo, CA 104,035 208 0.8x
South San Francisco, CA 67,294 182 0.7x
San Bruno, CA 43,114 187 0.7x
Pacifica, CA 39,065 189 0.7x
Menlo Park, CA 33,869 288 1.0x
San Carlos, CA 30,080 237 0.9x
Belmont, CA 27,110 232 0.8x
San Lorenzo, CA 25,388 152 0.6x
Millbrae, CA 22,703 229 0.8x
North Fair Oaks, CA 14,547 179 0.7x

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