Brea, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
160
Brea's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average
461 out of 635
In California
6,005 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Brea is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Brea, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Brea has an overall cost of living index of 160 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Brea has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Brea ranks as #6,008 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Brea ranks as the #411 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Brea Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Brea California National Average
Overall 160 140 100
Services 115 112 100
Groceries 115 113 100
Health 106 115 100
Housing 273 198 100
Transportation 134 134 100
Utilities 91 126 100
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Brea Cost of Living Vs. CA

Brea, CA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in California, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$687,700
Median Home Value
$1,958
Median Rent
$100,969
Median Income
Statistic Brea California United States
Median Home Value $687,700 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,958 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $100,969 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.8x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Brea Services Costs Vs. California

Item Brea California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.06
Movie $14.48 $10.68
Bowling $24.56 $14.67

Detailed Brea Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Brea California
Ground Beef $4.58 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.72 $1.39
Milk $2.19 $2.05

Detailed Brea Health Costs Vs. California

Item Brea California
Haircut $22.6 $18.62
Beauty Salon $66.25 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.48 $2.34

Detailed Brea Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Brea California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $106.53 $108.57
Doctor $100.28 $116.17
Dentist $114.52 $99.13

Detailed Brea Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Brea California
Gasoline $3.32 $2.22
Tire Balancing $52.6 $50.07
All Electricity $138.7 $167.67
Phone $176.01 $175.64

Brea SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Brea

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Brea
Fullerton, CA 141,061 156 1.0x
Lakewood, CA 79,676 143 0.9x
Yorba Linda, CA 68,103 181 1.1x
La Habra, CA 62,787 143 0.9x
Diamond Bar, CA 55,870 165 1.0x
Placentia, CA 52,049 156 1.0x
Rowland Heights, CA 49,914 156 1.0x
Cypress, CA 49,137 154 1.0x
La Mirada, CA 48,260 147 0.9x
Walnut, CA 29,764 176 1.1x

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