Cost of Living Comparison Between Bakersfield, CA and Fresno, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Fresno, CA are 13.43% lower than in Bakersfield, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Fresno, CA are 5.66% lower than in Bakersfield, CA
Rent Prices in Fresno, CA are 18.18% higher than in Bakersfield, CA
Restaurant Prices in Fresno, CA are 2.27% lower than in Bakersfield, CA
Groceries Prices in Fresno, CA are 25.40% lower than in Bakersfield, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Fresno, CA is 0.01% lower than in Bakersfield, CA
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Restaurants
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 13.50 $      +12.46 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 58.50 $ 48.00 $      -17.95 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 4.00 $      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.12 $ 4.61 $      +11.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 $ 2.18 $      +43.33 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 $ 1.46 $      -16.67 %
Markets
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.50 $ 3.49 $      -0.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.01 $ 1.68 $      -44.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.95 $ 1.25 $      -36.08 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.71 $ 2.64 $      -28.96 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.47 $ 4.00 $      -26.84 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.63 $ 4.21 $      -25.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.97 $ 6.83 $      -23.87 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.70 $ 1.37 $      -19.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.02 $ 1.05 $      +3.05 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.13 $      -38.55 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.25 $      -22.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $ 0.86 $      -27.98 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.93 $ 0.86 $      -55.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.46 $ 1.44 $      -1.31 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.30 $ 1.91 $      -42.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 8.00 $      -46.70 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.50 $ 2.85 $      -18.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 $ 3.50 $      -22.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Transportation
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.25 $      -28.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 41.00 $ 48.00 $      +17.07 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.45 $      +15.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.88 $ 2.45 $      -14.78 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $ 32.00 $      +18.52 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.35 $ 3.39 $      +1.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 24,000.00 $      -4.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,266.67 $ 22,225.00 $      -4.48 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 222.26 $ 207.23 $      -6.76 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.22 $      +46.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.67 $ 67.92 $      -11.40 %
Sports And Leisure
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27.25 $ 24.31 $      -10.78 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.67 $ 20.00 $      +200.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 12.47 $      +3.96 %
Childcare
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 550.00 $ 781.25 $      +42.05 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,000.00 $ 12,000.00 $      -40.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.50 $ 45.27 $      -4.69 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $ 33.78 $      +3.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.00 $ 67.08 $      -21.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.00 $ 99.14 $      -31.63 %
Rent Per Month
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 902.50 $ 1,090.88 $      +20.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 800.00 $ 1,039.53 $      +29.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,393.75 $ 1,599.79 $      +14.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,200.00 $ 1,347.25 $      +12.27 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 353.94 $ 230.18 $      -34.97 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 136.07 $ 135.58 $      -0.36 %
Salaries And Financing
Bakersfield, CA Edit Fresno, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,507.00 $ 3,308.17 $      -5.67 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 4.29      +4.07 %
Last update: December 2020January 2021
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