Fullerton, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
153
Fullerton's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
434 out of 634
In California
5,897 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 Fullerton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Fullerton, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Fullerton has an overall cost of living index of 153 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Fullerton ranks as #5,901 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Fullerton ranks as the #505 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Fullerton Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Fullerton California National Average
Overall 153 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 253 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Fullerton Cost of Living Vs. CA

Fullerton, 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.

$650,000
Median Home Value
$1,669
Median Rent
$79,978
Median Income
Statistic Fullerton California United States
Median Home Value $650,000 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,669 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $79,978 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.1x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Fullerton Services Costs Vs. California

Item Fullerton California
Shampoo $1.32 $1.01
Movie $14.42 $10.72
Bowling $23.33 $13.86

Detailed Fullerton Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Fullerton Health Costs Vs. California

Item Fullerton California
Haircut $21.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $65.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.19 $2.32

Detailed Fullerton Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Fullerton California
Potatoes $3.09 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $9.66 $9.23
Optometrist $96.75 $106.34
Doctor $123.33 $115.25
Dentist $112.4 $98.38

Detailed Fullerton Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Fullerton California
Gasoline $3.81 $2.59
Tire Balancing $51.0 $48.9
All Electricity $142.3 $167.6
Phone $173.4 $163.42

Fullerton SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Fullerton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Fullerton
Buena Park, CA 82,489 142 0.9x
Lakewood, CA 80,292 143 0.9x
La Habra, CA 60,594 140 0.9x
South Whittier, CA 60,357 134 0.9x
Placentia, CA 51,818 156 1.0x
Rowland Heights, CA 50,347 153 1.0x
Cypress, CA 48,893 155 1.0x
La Mirada, CA 48,764 144 0.9x
Brea, CA 42,678 159 1.0x
North Tustin, CA 24,705 189 1.2x

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