Murrieta, CA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Murrieta, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Murrieta has an overall cost of living index of 131 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Murrieta has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Murrieta ranks as #5304 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Murrieta ranks as the #1102 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Murrieta Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Murrieta California National Average
Overall 131 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 178 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Murrieta, 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 Murrieta California United States
Median Home Value $390,800 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,694 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $84,817 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.6x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.24x 0.2x

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