Beale AFB

Cost of Living

The Sacramento Valley Area, which includes Beale Air Force Base, is a high cost of living area (17.9% higher than the national average).  The housing market was on an upward trend and home prices in this area had risen to the 500's and higher. The most recent wildfires and being that the Sacramento area is cheaper than silicon valley (where many employers offer telework options); this has caused a record number of families to migrate to the areas closest to Beale. This further increases housing demand and leads to homeowners increasing rental prices. This has also made it more difficult for inbound personnel to secure affordable housing in the communities closest to Beale, causing military families to reside in higher priced areas that are further from the installation.  Commutes to and from the installation are longer and costlier (with the increases in gas price).