Taft, CA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Taft, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Taft has an overall cost of living index of 106 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Taft ranks as #3791 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Taft ranks as the #2616 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Taft Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Taft California National Average
Overall 106 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 110 118 100
Health 107 113 100
Housing 80 196 100
Transportation 123 128 100
Utilities 146 118 100
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Taft Cost of Living Vs. CA

Taft, 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 Taft California United States
Median Home Value $151,600 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $818 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $53,574 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.8x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Taft

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Taft
Bakersfield, CA 375,699 116 1.1x
Oildale, CA 34,723 105 1.0x
Shafter, CA 18,923 107 1.0x
Rosedale, CA 16,737 135 1.3x
McFarland, CA 14,456 105 1.0x
Montecito, CA 8,611 334 3.2x
Ojai, CA 7,555 164 1.5x
Mira Monte, CA 6,912 149 1.4x
Greenacres, CA 5,757 116 1.1x

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