Cost of living in Huntington Beach research summary. The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in the United States. A cost of living index above 100 means Huntington Beach is expensive. An index value below 100 means the city is a relatively cheap place to live.
On a city-by-city basis in California, home prices and rent have the biggest impact on the cost of living. Here are the key takeaways based on Saturday Night Science:
The cost of living index in Huntington Beach is 168, with 100 being the average.
The cost of living index in Huntington Beach is 1.7x higher than the national average.
Huntington Beach ranks as the #497 cheapest in California out of 635.
Huntington Beach ranks as the #6,103 cheapest out of 6,412 in the US.
The median home value in Huntington Beach is $845,500.
The median income in Huntington Beach is $104,728.
According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Huntington Beach has an overall cost of living index of 168, which is 1.7x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to California, Huntington Beach has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than California's index of 139.
The standard of living in Huntington Beach ranks as #497 most affordable out of the 635 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Huntington Beach ranks as the #138 most expensive place in the Golden State.
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Six factors go into calculating the cost of living index in Huntington Beach. Here is how it fairs on each of the criteria:
The Services index in Huntington Beach is 114.
The Groceries index in Huntington Beach is 116.
The Health index in Huntington Beach is 107.
The Housing index in Huntington Beach is 305.
The Transportation index in Huntington Beach is 138.
The Utilities index in Huntington Beach is 87.
|Living Expense||Huntington Beach||California||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in California, so we broke down housing costs into more detail. Home and income data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2017-2021. The key points are:
The Median Home Value in Huntington Beach is $845,500.
The Median Rent in Huntington Beach is $2,123.
The Median Income in Huntington Beach is $104,728.
The Home Value To Income in Huntington Beach is 8.1x.
The Rent To Monthly Income in Huntington Beach is 0.24x.
|Statistic||Huntington Beach||California||United States|
|Median Home Value||$845,500||$573,200||$244,900|
|Home Value To Income||8.1x||6.8x||3.5x|
|Rent To Monthly Income||0.24x||0.24x||0.2x|
The cost of living varies in the cities and towns around Huntington Beach. Here's a quick look at the cost of living in the most populous nearby places:
Santa Ana, CA has a cost of living index of 136, 0.8x Huntington Beach.
Garden Grove, CA has a cost of living index of 141, 0.8x Huntington Beach.
Costa Mesa, CA has a cost of living index of 165, 1.0x Huntington Beach.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Huntington Beach|
|Santa Ana, CA||313,818||136||0.8x|
|Garden Grove, CA||172,708||141||0.8x|
|Costa Mesa, CA||112,148||165||1.0x|
|Lake Forest, CA||85,516||159||0.9x|
|Yorba Linda, CA||68,319||181||1.1x|
|Fountain Valley, CA||57,139||165||1.0x|
|Aliso Viejo, CA||51,943||161||1.0x|