Monday, March 6, 2023

SLO County ranks as the 19th most expensive county in California

A recent report by bill management service Doxo reveals that household bills in San Luis Obispo County are 33.1% higher than the national average. 

The average SLO County household pays $2,724 per month in bills, with rent, mortgages, auto loans, utilities, auto insurance, cable and satellite, health insurance, mobile phones, life insurance, alarm and security included in the data set. SLO County ranks as the 19th most expensive county in California, with bills accounting for 42 percent of an average annual household income of $77,850. 

The report also highlights that the average monthly mortgage and rent payments in SLO County are significantly higher than the respective national averages, while monthly utilities bills in SLO County are slightly lower than the national average. 

Among SLO County cities, Morro Bay has the highest household bills average, while Paso Robles has the lowest.

The following are the average household bill totals for the six SLO County cities that appeared in the survey:
  • Morro Bay – $2,900
  • Arroyo Grande – $2,852
  • San Luis Obispo – $2,824
  • Grover Beach – $2,635
  • Atascadero – $2,628
  • Paso Robles – $2,559

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