Irvine, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
178
Irvine's Overall Cost Of Living
1.8x
Higher Than The National Average
527 out of 634
In California
6,184 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 Irvine is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Irvine, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Irvine has an overall cost of living index of 178 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Irvine has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Irvine ranks as #6,191 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Irvine ranks as the #215 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Irvine Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Irvine California National Average
Overall 178 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 336 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Irvine Cost of Living Vs. CA

Irvine, 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.

$838,000
Median Home Value
$2,361
Median Rent
$105,126
Median Income
Statistic Irvine California United States
Median Home Value $838,000 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $2,361 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $105,126 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.0x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Irvine Services Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Irvine Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Irvine Health Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Irvine Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Irvine 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 Irvine Utilities Costs Vs. California

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

Irvine SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
10
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Irvine

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Irvine
Santa Ana, CA 332,794 134 0.8x
Costa Mesa, CA 113,159 166 0.9x
Mission Viejo, CA 95,516 166 0.9x
Newport Beach, CA 85,694 277 1.6x
Lake Forest, CA 83,974 157 0.9x
Tustin, CA 79,863 155 0.9x
Yorba Linda, CA 67,725 177 1.0x
Aliso Viejo, CA 50,663 157 0.9x
Cypress, CA 48,893 155 0.9x
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 48,503 160 0.9x

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