Los Angeles, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
148
Los Angeles's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
412 out of 634
In California
5,794 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 Los Angeles is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Los Angeles, CA?

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.

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Los Angeles Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Los Angeles California National Average
Overall 148 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 227 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
For more reading on cost of living around California, check out:
Los Angeles Cost of Living Vs. CA

Los Angeles, 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.

$636,900
Median Home Value
$1,450
Median Rent
$62,142
Median Income
Statistic Los Angeles California United States
Median Home Value $636,900 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,450 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $62,142 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 10.2x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Los Angeles Services Costs Vs. California

Item Los Angeles California
Shampoo $1.32 $1.01
Movie $16.1 $10.72
Bowling $20.33 $13.86

Detailed Los Angeles Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Los Angeles Health Costs Vs. California

Item Los Angeles California
Haircut $22.4 $17.49
Beauty Salon $68.75 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.49 $2.32

Detailed Los Angeles Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Los Angeles California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $9.66 $9.23
Optometrist $126.4 $106.34
Doctor $126.0 $115.25
Dentist $109.4 $98.38

Detailed Los Angeles Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Los Angeles California
Gasoline $3.7 $2.59
Tire Balancing $50.2 $48.9
All Electricity $184.11 $167.6
Phone $186.9 $163.42

Los Angeles SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Los Angeles

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Los Angeles
Torrance, CA 145,492 168 1.1x
Inglewood, CA 109,613 131 0.9x
Santa Monica, CA 91,577 219 1.5x
Redondo Beach, CA 67,423 185 1.2x
Altadena, CA 44,850 164 1.1x
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

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