Huntington Beach, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
169
Huntington Beach's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average
502 out of 634
In California
6,109 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 Huntington Beach is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Huntington Beach, CA?

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.

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Huntington Beach Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Huntington Beach California National Average
Overall 169 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 303 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Huntington Beach Cost of Living Vs. CA

Huntington Beach, 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.

$771,100
Median Home Value
$1,903
Median Rent
$95,046
Median Income
Statistic Huntington Beach California United States
Median Home Value $771,100 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,903 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $95,046 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.1x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Huntington Beach Services Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Huntington Beach Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Huntington Beach Health Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Huntington Beach Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach Utilities Costs Vs. California

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

Huntington Beach SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Huntington Beach

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
Westminster, CA 91,137 147 0.9x
Lake Forest, CA 83,974 157 0.9x
Lakewood, CA 80,292 143 0.8x
Yorba Linda, CA 67,725 177 1.0x
Fountain Valley, CA 56,026 166 1.0x
Aliso Viejo, CA 50,663 157 0.9x
Cypress, CA 48,893 155 0.9x

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