La Palma, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
La Palma's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means La Palma is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in La Palma, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, La Palma has an overall cost of living index of 160 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, La Palma has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in La Palma ranks as #6004 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies La Palma ranks as the #402 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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La Palma Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense La Palma California National Average
Overall 160 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 276 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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La Palma, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic La Palma California United States
Median Home Value $634,900 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,706 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $98,788 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 6.4x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around La Palma

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. La Palma
Norwalk, CA 105,886 131 0.8x
Buena Park, CA 82,781 142 0.9x
Lakewood, CA 80,771 143 0.9x
Cerritos, CA 50,172 169 1.1x
La Mirada, CA 48,974 144 0.9x
Cypress, CA 48,955 155 1.0x
Stanton, CA 38,509 126 0.8x
North Tustin, CA 24,736 189 1.2x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,629 131 0.8x
Vincent, CA 17,008 132 0.8x

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