Glendale, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
168
Glendale's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average
497 out of 635
In California
6,103 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Glendale is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Glendale, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Glendale has an overall cost of living index of 168 which is 1.7x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Glendale has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Glendale ranks as #6,107 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Glendale ranks as the #311 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Glendale Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Glendale California National Average
Overall 168 140 100
Services 115 112 100
Groceries 115 113 100
Health 113 115 100
Housing 286 198 100
Transportation 135 134 100
Utilities 110 126 100
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Glendale Cost of Living Vs. CA

Glendale, 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.

$821,500
Median Home Value
$1,711
Median Rent
$70,596
Median Income
Statistic Glendale California United States
Median Home Value $821,500 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,711 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $70,596 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 11.6x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Glendale Services Costs Vs. California

Item Glendale California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.06
Movie $16.3 $10.68
Bowling $21.33 $14.67

Detailed Glendale Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Glendale California
Ground Beef $4.58 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.72 $1.39
Milk $2.19 $2.05

Detailed Glendale Health Costs Vs. California

Item Glendale California
Haircut $22.57 $18.62
Beauty Salon $76.5 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.51 $2.34

Detailed Glendale Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Glendale California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $125.58 $108.57
Doctor $125.0 $116.17
Dentist $110.78 $99.13

Detailed Glendale Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Glendale California
Gasoline $3.31 $2.22
Tire Balancing $50.62 $50.07
All Electricity $185.68 $167.67
Phone $189.51 $175.64

Glendale SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
8
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Glendale

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Glendale
Pasadena, CA 142,017 169 1.0x
Alhambra, CA 84,509 150 0.9x
Altadena, CA 43,037 166 1.0x
West Hollywood, CA 35,506 169 1.0x
West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA 26,121 134 0.8x
South Pasadena, CA 25,478 195 1.2x
San Fernando, CA 24,244 133 0.8x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,555 133 0.8x
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 20,171 174 1.0x
Vincent, CA 16,405 136 0.8x

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