East Los Angeles, CA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
126
East Los Angeles's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
253 out of 634
In California
5,088 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means East Los Angeles is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in East Los Angeles, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, East Los Angeles has an overall cost of living index of 126 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in East Los Angeles ranks as #5,091 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies East Los Angeles ranks as the #1,315 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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East Los Angeles Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense East Los Angeles California National Average
Overall 126 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 155 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
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East Los Angeles Cost of Living Vs. CA

East Los Angeles, 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.

$415,600
Median Home Value
$1,134
Median Rent
$46,082
Median Income
Statistic East Los Angeles California United States
Median Home Value $415,600 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,134 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $46,082 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 9.0x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.3x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed East Los Angeles Services Costs Vs. California

Item East Los Angeles California
Shampoo $1.32 $1.01
Movie $16.1 $10.72
Bowling $20.33 $13.86

Detailed East Los Angeles Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item East Los Angeles California
Ground Beef $3.32 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.79 $1.4
Milk $2.19 $1.96

Detailed East Los Angeles Health Costs Vs. California

Item East Los Angeles California
Haircut $22.4 $17.49
Beauty Salon $68.75 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.49 $2.32

Detailed East Los Angeles Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item East Los Angeles California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $9.66 $9.23
Optometrist $126.4 $106.34
Doctor $126.0 $115.25
Dentist $109.4 $98.38

Detailed East Los Angeles Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item East Los Angeles California
Gasoline $3.7 $2.59
Tire Balancing $50.2 $48.9
All Electricity $184.11 $167.6
Phone $186.9 $163.42

East Los Angeles SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
3
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
3
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around East Los Angeles

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. East Los Angeles
Alhambra, CA 84,647 150 1.2x
Lakewood, CA 80,292 143 1.1x
Montebello, CA 62,742 138 1.1x
Monterey Park, CA 60,439 152 1.2x
Huntington Park, CA 58,353 125 1.0x
Cypress, CA 48,893 155 1.2x
La Mirada, CA 48,764 144 1.1x
Bell Gardens, CA 42,421 127 1.0x
Bell, CA 35,682 126 1.0x
Maywood, CA 27,332 126 1.0x

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