Grass Valley, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Grass Valley'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 Grass Valley is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Grass Valley, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Grass Valley has an overall cost of living index of 117 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Grass Valley has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Grass Valley ranks as #4636 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Grass Valley ranks as the #1770 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Grass Valley Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Grass Valley California National Average
Overall 117 140 100
Services 107 111 100
Groceries 121 118 100
Health 117 113 100
Housing 127 196 100
Transportation 134 128 100
Utilities 102 118 100
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Grass Valley, 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 Grass Valley California United States
Median Home Value $305,500 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,034 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $35,662 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 8.6x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.35x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Grass Valley

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Grass Valley
Folsom, CA 77,007 143 1.2x
Rocklin, CA 63,127 136 1.2x
Antelope, CA 47,326 121 1.0x
El Dorado Hills, CA 45,599 159 1.4x
Orangevale, CA 34,757 127 1.1x
Fair Oaks, CA 31,002 134 1.1x
Rosemont, CA 23,617 114 1.0x
Granite Bay, CA 22,439 171 1.5x
La Riviera, CA 10,851 116 1.0x
Gold River, CA 7,523 143 1.2x

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