According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Huntington Beach has an overall cost of living index of 169 which is 1.7x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Huntington Beach has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Huntington Beach ranks as #6,114 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Huntington Beach ranks as the #292 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Huntington Beach||California||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Huntington Beach|
|Santa Ana, CA||332,794||134||0.8x|
|Garden Grove, CA||173,258||141||0.8x|
|Costa Mesa, CA||113,159||166||1.0x|
|Lake Forest, CA||83,974||157||0.9x|
|Yorba Linda, CA||67,725||177||1.0x|
|Fountain Valley, CA||56,026||166||1.0x|
|Aliso Viejo, CA||50,663||157||0.9x|