Norwalk, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
131
Norwalk's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
295 out of 634
In California
5,300 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 Norwalk is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Norwalk, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Norwalk has an overall cost of living index of 131 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Norwalk has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Norwalk ranks as #5,304 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Norwalk ranks as the #1,102 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Norwalk Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Norwalk California National Average
Overall 131 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 177 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Norwalk Cost of Living Vs. CA

Norwalk, 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.

$440,800
Median Home Value
$1,592
Median Rent
$70,667
Median Income
Statistic Norwalk California United States
Median Home Value $440,800 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,592 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $70,667 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 6.2x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Norwalk Services Costs Vs. California

Item Norwalk California
Shampoo $1.32 $1.01
Movie $14.42 $10.72
Bowling $23.33 $13.86

Detailed Norwalk Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Norwalk Health Costs Vs. California

Item Norwalk California
Haircut $21.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $65.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.19 $2.32

Detailed Norwalk Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Norwalk California
Potatoes $3.09 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $9.66 $9.23
Optometrist $96.75 $106.34
Doctor $123.33 $115.25
Dentist $112.4 $98.38

Detailed Norwalk Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Norwalk California
Gasoline $3.81 $2.59
Tire Balancing $51.0 $48.9
All Electricity $142.3 $167.6
Phone $173.4 $163.42

Norwalk SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Norwalk

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Norwalk
Downey, CA 112,322 143 1.1x
Lakewood, CA 80,292 143 1.1x
Bellflower, CA 77,195 131 1.0x
South Whittier, CA 60,357 134 1.0x
Cerritos, CA 50,143 169 1.3x
Cypress, CA 48,893 155 1.2x
La Mirada, CA 48,764 144 1.1x
West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA 26,654 133 1.0x
North Tustin, CA 24,705 189 1.4x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,382 131 1.0x

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