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.
|Living Expense||Imperial 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. 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|