Tehachapi, CA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Tehachapi, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Tehachapi has an overall cost of living index of 110 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Tehachapi ranks as #4135 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Tehachapi ranks as the #2271 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Tehachapi Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Tehachapi California National Average
Overall 110 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 110 118 100
Health 107 113 100
Housing 93 196 100
Transportation 123 128 100
Utilities 146 118 100
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Tehachapi, 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 Tehachapi California United States
Median Home Value $196,400 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $841 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $46,823 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.2x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Tehachapi

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Tehachapi
Bakersfield, CA 375,699 116 1.1x
Oildale, CA 34,723 105 1.0x
Arvin, CA 21,005 103 0.9x
Rosamond, CA 20,028 106 1.0x
Shafter, CA 18,923 107 1.0x
Castaic, CA 18,921 142 1.3x
Rosedale, CA 16,737 135 1.2x
Lamont, CA 15,222 101 0.9x
Quartz Hill, CA 10,164 113 1.0x
Golden Hills, CA 9,407 115 1.0x

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