Cost of Living in Bakersfield, California

5%
higher than national avg.
11%
Housing
36%
Utilities
11%
Groceries
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Bakersfield, California's cost of living is 5% higher than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area. PayScale's Cost of Living Calculator can help you find out more about how your individual needs will factor in when beginning your research to figure out how much it would cost you to relocate.

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Cost of Living in Bakersfield, California by Expense Category

Housing, Utilities & Transportation
Bakersfield's housing expenses are 11% lower than the national average and the utility prices are 36% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 17% higher than the national average.
Median Home Price
$308,136
Median Rent
$965.26 / month
Energy Bill
$227.35 / month
Phone Bill
$242.34 / month
Gas
$3.06 / gallon
Food & Grocery
Bakersfield has grocery prices that are 11% higher than the national average.
Loaf of Bread
$3.69
Gallon of Milk
$2.15
Carton of Eggs
$2.00
Bunch of Bananas
$3.72
Hamburger
$4.69
Healthcare
Healthcare in Bakersfield is 6% higher than the national average.
Doctor's Visit
$116.80
Dentist Visit
$100.34
Optometrist Visit
$109.45
Rx Drug
$465.26
Veterinary Visit
$53.07