According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Dana Point has an overall cost of living index of 186 which is 1.9x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Dana Point has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Dana Point ranks as #6,256 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Dana Point ranks as the #162 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Dana Point||California||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Dana Point|
|Mission Viejo, CA||95,638||166||0.9x|
|Lake Forest, CA||84,666||159||0.9x|
|Laguna Niguel, CA||65,048||177||1.0x|
|San Clemente, CA||64,929||185||1.0x|
|Aliso Viejo, CA||50,385||161||0.9x|
|Rancho Santa Margarita, CA||48,280||163||0.9x|
|San Juan Capistrano, CA||35,976||164||0.9x|
|Laguna Hills, CA||31,613||170||0.9x|