April 24, 2019
- by C.C.
- Property Tax Rate: 0.866 percent
- Cost of Living: 179.3
- Average Monthly Health Insurance Cost: $258
The first of the four Bay Area cities is Oakland, where the median home value is now just shy of $800,000 in addition to having a cost of living that’s almost 80 percent higher than the rest of the country, on average.