Long Beach, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
143
Long Beach's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
378 out of 635
In California
5,677 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 Long Beach is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

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

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Long Beach has an overall cost of living index of 143 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Long Beach ranks as #5,680 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Long Beach ranks as the #738 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Long Beach Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Long Beach California National Average
Overall 143 140 100
Services 114 112 100
Groceries 116 113 100
Health 104 115 100
Housing 208 198 100
Transportation 137 134 100
Utilities 88 126 100
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Long Beach Cost of Living Vs. CA

Long 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.

$584,200
Median Home Value
$1,391
Median Rent
$66,410
Median Income
Statistic Long Beach California United States
Median Home Value $584,200 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,391 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $66,410 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 8.8x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Long Beach Services Costs Vs. California

Item Long Beach California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.06
Movie $14.48 $10.68
Bowling $24.56 $14.67

Detailed Long Beach Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Long Beach Health Costs Vs. California

Item Long Beach California
Haircut $22.6 $18.62
Beauty Salon $66.25 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.48 $2.34

Detailed Long Beach Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Long Beach California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $106.53 $108.57
Doctor $100.28 $116.17
Dentist $114.52 $99.13

Detailed Long Beach Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Long Beach California
Gasoline $3.32 $2.22
Tire Balancing $52.6 $50.07
All Electricity $138.7 $167.67
Phone $176.01 $175.64

Long Beach SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Long Beach

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Long Beach
Carson, CA 91,354 135 0.9x
Lakewood, CA 79,676 143 1.0x
Bellflower, CA 76,339 133 0.9x
Paramount, CA 53,949 126 0.9x
Placentia, CA 52,049 156 1.1x
Cypress, CA 49,137 154 1.1x
La Mirada, CA 48,260 147 1.0x
Seal Beach, CA 24,268 130 0.9x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,555 133 0.9x
Artesia, CA 16,456 138 1.0x

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