El Monte, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
133
El Monte's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
314 out of 634
In California
5,373 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 El Monte is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in El Monte, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, El Monte has an overall cost of living index of 133 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in El Monte ranks as #5,377 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies El Monte ranks as the #1,030 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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El Monte Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense El Monte California National Average
Overall 133 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 177 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
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El Monte Cost of Living Vs. CA

El Monte, 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.

$454,900
Median Home Value
$1,282
Median Rent
$49,003
Median Income
Statistic El Monte California United States
Median Home Value $454,900 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,282 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $49,003 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 9.3x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.31x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed El Monte Services Costs Vs. California

Item El Monte California
Shampoo $1.32 $1.01
Movie $16.1 $10.72
Bowling $20.33 $13.86

Detailed El Monte Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item El Monte California
Ground Beef $3.32 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.79 $1.4
Milk $2.19 $1.96

Detailed El Monte Health Costs Vs. California

Item El Monte California
Haircut $22.4 $17.49
Beauty Salon $68.75 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.49 $2.32

Detailed El Monte Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item El Monte 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 El Monte Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item El Monte California
Gasoline $3.7 $2.59
Tire Balancing $50.2 $48.9
All Electricity $184.11 $167.6
Phone $186.9 $163.42

El Monte SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around El Monte

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. El Monte
Lakewood, CA 80,292 143 1.1x
Baldwin Park, CA 75,892 130 1.0x
Yorba Linda, CA 67,725 177 1.3x
Arcadia, CA 58,152 198 1.5x
Rosemead, CA 54,282 143 1.1x
Cypress, CA 48,893 155 1.2x
La Mirada, CA 48,764 144 1.1x
La Verne, CA 32,211 148 1.1x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,382 131 1.0x
South El Monte, CA 20,721 132 1.0x

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