According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Lemon Grove has an overall cost of living index of 131 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Lemon Grove has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Lemon Grove ranks as #5,304 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Lemon Grove ranks as the #1,102 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Lemon Grove||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. Lemon Grove|
|San Diego, CA||1,409,573||149||1.1x|
|Chula Vista, CA||268,920||138||1.1x|
|El Cajon, CA||103,186||133||1.0x|
|La Mesa, CA||59,556||140||1.1x|
|La Presa, CA||38,227||128||1.0x|
|Winter Gardens, CA||23,545||130||1.0x|
|Rancho San Diego, CA||21,799||154||1.2x|