The 10 Cheapest San Bernardino, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in San Bernardino are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in San Bernardino.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In San Bernardino

Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in San Bernardino might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those San Bernardino neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in San Bernardino are the cheapest.

Here are the cheapest neighborhoods in San Bernardino for 2019:

  1. International (Homes)
  2. Rancho West (Homes)
  3. Terrace (Homes)
  4. Hudson (Homes)
  5. Lankershim (Homes)
  6. East Valley (Homes)
  7. Cimmeron (Homes)
  8. La Plaza (Homes)
  9. Roosevelt (Homes)
  10. Amtrak (Homes)

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in San Bernardino for 2019? According to the most recent census data, International looks to be the cheaptest San Bernardino neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in San Bernardino. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around San Bernardino that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in San Bernardino.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest San Bernardino Hoods In 2019

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in San Bernardino, we had to determine what criteria defines ‘cheap’.

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 50 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the ‘Cheapest City Neighborhood In San Bernardino.’ We’re lookin’ at you, International.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places San Bernardino. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In San Bernardino For 2019

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 3,568
Cost Of Living Index: 89 (1st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.3 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (17th cheapest)
More on International: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in International comes in at $27,370 and the median home value is $36,567 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,024
Cost Of Living Index: 102 (18th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (11th cheapest)
More on Rancho West: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Rancho West comes in at $50,970 and the median home value is $120,333 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,941
Cost Of Living Index: 100 (12th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (16th cheapest)
More on Terrace: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Terrace comes in at $41,901 and the median home value is $106,586 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,974
Cost Of Living Index: 105 (24th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (5th cheapest)
More on Hudson: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Hudson comes in at $55,894 and the median home value is $158,075 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,679
Cost Of Living Index: 93 (3rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.031 (38th cheapest)
More on Lankershim: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Lankershim comes in at $29,259 and the median home value is $55,075 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,508
Cost Of Living Index: 92 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.3 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.035 (44th cheapest)
More on East Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in East Valley comes in at $22,067 and the median home value is $51,140 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,358
Cost Of Living Index: 107 (32nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.4 (15th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (2nd cheapest)
More on Cimmeron: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Cimmeron comes in at $55,820 and the median home value is $189,800 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 4,568
Cost Of Living Index: 102 (18th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.7 (18th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (15th cheapest)
More on La Plaza: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in La Plaza comes in at $36,436 and the median home value is $135,400 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 3,749
Cost Of Living Index: 103 (20th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.7 (17th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (14th cheapest)
More on Roosevelt: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Roosevelt comes in at $37,924 and the median home value is $139,050 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,585
Cost Of Living Index: 99 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.1 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.031 (37th cheapest)
More on Amtrak: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Amtrak comes in at $31,644 and the median home value is $96,800 for 2019.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In San Bernardino

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in San Bernardino where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Bernardino aren’t all cheap. Ridgeline takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in San Bernardino.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In San Bernardino For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 International 89
2 Rancho West 102
3 Terrace 100
4 Hudson 105
5 Lankershim 93
6 East Valley 92
7 Cimmeron 107
8 La Plaza 102
9 Roosevelt 103
10 Amtrak 99
11 Dmv 96
12 South Pointe 106
13 Mount Vernon 104
14 Arrowhead 109
15 Muscupiabe 105
16 Belevedere 113
17 San Gorgonio 100
18 Drnag 105
19 Pacific 105
20 Nena 110
21 Alessandro 99
22 Hi-30 107
23 Yerdemont 125
24 Kendall 112
25 Wildwood Park 109
26 Muscoy 107
27 Sbhs 100
28 Delman 106
29 Valley View 102
30 North Park 115
31 Sandin Hills 111
32 Perris Hills 107
33 Carousel 96
34 Curtis 101
35 Arrowview 107
36 Show Place 107
37 Stadium West 94
38 Riverview 110
39 Seccombe Lane 96
40 Wilson 107
41 California 113
42 Feldheym 100
43 Valley College 105
44 Cajon 111
45 Lytle Creek 100
46 Ne-Sterling 102
47 University 113
48 Carvedale 109
49 Blair Park 113
50 Ridgeline 118

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