According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Los Angeles has an overall cost of living index of 148 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Los Angeles has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Los Angeles ranks as #5,798 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Los Angeles ranks as the #609 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Los Angeles||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. Los Angeles|
|Santa Monica, CA||91,577||219||1.5x|
|Redondo Beach, CA||67,423||185||1.2x|
|Rancho Palos Verdes, CA||42,030||216||1.5x|
|West Hollywood, CA||36,450||166||1.1x|
|Beverly Hills, CA||34,186||315||2.1x|
|West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA||26,654||133||0.9x|
|South Pasadena, CA||25,661||193||1.3x|