Imperial Beach, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
138
Imperial Beach's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
341 out of 635
In California
5,521 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 Imperial Beach is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

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

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Imperial Beach has an overall cost of living index of 138 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Imperial Beach has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Imperial Beach ranks as #5,524 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Imperial Beach ranks as the #895 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Imperial Beach Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Imperial Beach California National Average
Overall 138 140 100
Services 110 112 100
Groceries 113 113 100
Health 109 115 100
Housing 185 198 100
Transportation 134 134 100
Utilities 128 126 100
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Imperial Beach Cost of Living Vs. CA

Imperial 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.

$593,400
Median Home Value
$1,487
Median Rent
$59,795
Median Income
Statistic Imperial Beach California United States
Median Home Value $593,400 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,487 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $59,795 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 9.9x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.3x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Imperial Beach Services Costs Vs. California

Item Imperial Beach California
Shampoo $1.2 $1.06
Movie $14.42 $10.68
Bowling $22.0 $14.67

Detailed Imperial Beach Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Imperial Beach Health Costs Vs. California

Item Imperial Beach California
Haircut $22.68 $18.62
Beauty Salon $64.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.48 $2.34

Detailed Imperial Beach Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Imperial Beach California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.43 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $117.65 $108.57
Doctor $125.0 $116.17
Dentist $107.18 $99.13

Detailed Imperial Beach Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Imperial Beach California
Gasoline $3.24 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.47 $50.07
All Electricity $247.56 $167.67
Phone $176.01 $175.64

Imperial Beach SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Imperial Beach

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Imperial Beach
San Diego, CA 1,414,545 150 1.1x
Chula Vista, CA 268,779 141 1.0x
La Mesa, CA 60,208 144 1.0x
La Presa, CA 37,410 128 0.9x
Lemon Grove, CA 26,739 133 1.0x
Coronado, CA 24,526 253 1.8x
Rancho San Diego, CA 21,476 158 1.1x
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA 19,327 164 1.2x
Bonita, CA 12,470 162 1.2x
Jamul, CA 5,776 164 1.2x

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