Compton, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Compton's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Compton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Compton, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Compton has an overall cost of living index of 120 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Compton has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Compton ranks as #4810 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Compton ranks as the #1597 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Compton Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Compton California National Average
Overall 120 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 135 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
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Compton Cost of Living Vs. CA

Compton, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Compton California United States
Median Home Value $319,800 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,175 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $50,507 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 6.3x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Compton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Compton
South Gate, CA 95,103 127 1.1x
Carson, CA 92,517 135 1.1x
Lakewood, CA 80,771 143 1.2x
Lynwood, CA 71,022 125 1.0x
Gardena, CA 59,924 133 1.1x
Paramount, CA 54,776 123 1.0x
La Mirada, CA 48,974 144 1.2x
Cypress, CA 48,955 155 1.3x
Valinda, CA 25,296 131 1.1x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,629 131 1.1x

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