U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
1759 Lewis Rd, Monterey, CA 93944
In Monterey, the summers are short, comfortable, dry, and mostly clear. The winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 68°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 77°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.3 months, from August 15 to October 24, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is October 2, with an average high of 68°F and low of 54°F. The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from December 1 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 44°F and high of 60°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from November 6 to April 10, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on February 20. The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 10 to November 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.
The cost of living in Monterey is 27% higher than the California average, and 76% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Monterey, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 11% higher than it is in California, and it is 22% higher than the national average.
Monterey is a city on California’s central coast and is well known for the abundance and diversity of its marine life which includes sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, bat rays, kelp forests, pelicans and dolphins and several species of whales. Only a few miles offshore is the Monterey Canyon, the largest and deepest underwater canyon off the Pacific coast of North America.
Cannery Row is a famous strip of gift shops, seafood restaurants and bars in converted factories. Also famous is Monterey Bay Aquarium, with thousands of marine animals and plants on display in underwater and interactive exhibits. Pebble Beach offers iconic scenery along 17-Mile Drive with many outdoor activities along the way.
The historic Fisherman’s Wharf has shopping, restaurants, and whale watching opportunities along the pier.