According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Vista has an overall cost of living index of 137 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Vista has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Vista ranks as #5497 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Vista ranks as the #910 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Vista||California||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Vista||Oceanside, CA||175,389||137||1.0x||Escondido, CA||151,115||134||1.0x||Carlsbad, CA||113,670||174||1.3x||San Marcos, CA||94,709||141||1.0x||Encinitas, CA||62,713||190||1.4x||Poway, CA||49,842||160||1.2x||Fallbrook, CA||33,021||139||1.0x||Solana Beach, CA||13,370||217||1.6x||Camp Pendleton South, CA||11,459||147||1.1x||Valley Center, CA||9,059||146||1.1x|