MCLB Barstow

Cost of Living

Barstow's cost of living has been lower than the U.S. average, however during 2021-2023 costs have been rising everywhere including food, utilities, and housing.

In 2018, Barstow's population was 23,972 people.  The population is expected to grow in the next 5 years with contracts set to increase rail activity in the area.

In Barstow, the estimated median house value in 2023 was $250,000. Home appreciation over the last 20 years has an annual average rate of 3.38%. 90% of Barstow properties are over 50 years old.  Housing on base is much newer.

In 2019, California public schools spent $10,281 per student. The national average was $12,756.