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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022
Situated in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area on a small island, Alameda offers waterfront living, a pleasant climate and a rich, diverse community. The cost of living in Alameda is higher than the national average and the overall California average, but a few bright spots exist — health care is only slightly higher than the national average, and utility costs are significantly lower. Retirees can also save on taxes in California since the state doesn’t collect personal income tax, and while other types of retirement income are subject to state tax in California, rates are low for everyone but the wealthiest taxpayers. Residents of assisted living facilities in Alameda pay an average of $6,319 per month.
In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Alameda, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Alameda, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.
The Cost of Assisted Living Care in Alameda, CA
Residents of assisted living facilities in Alameda and other Bay Area communities pay an average of $6,319, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is $1,069 higher than the California average of $5,250 and $1,819 higher than the national average of $4,500. Santa Rosa, where costs average $7.048, is the only California community where assisted living costs are higher. Those on the South Coast in San Diego pay an average of $5,475, while costs fall to $3,450 inland in Visalia.
- Alameda: $6,319
- California: $5,250
- United States: $4,500
- Santa Rosa: $7,048
- San Diego: $5,475
- Visalia: $3,450
The Cost of Other Types of Care in Alameda, CA
Adult day health care averages $1,950 per month, making it the most affordable senior care option in Alameda. In-home care and home health care average $6,864 and $7,150, respectively. Nursing home care is the least affordable, with semi-private rooms averaging $11,566 and private accommodations averaging $14,068.
- In-Home Care: $6,864
- Home Health Care: $7,150
- Adult Day Health Care: $1,950
- Assisted Living Facility: $6,319
- Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room): $11,566
- Nursing Home Facility (private room): $14,068
Note: Data for Alameda was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.