Norwalk, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
130
Norwalk's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
272 out of 635
In California
5,259 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 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 130 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 #5,261 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Norwalk ranks as the #1,158 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Norwalk Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Norwalk California National Average
Overall 130 140 100
Services 115 112 100
Groceries 114 113 100
Health 104 115 100
Housing 177 198 100
Transportation 137 134 100
Utilities 89 126 100
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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.

$461,000
Median Home Value
$1,678
Median Rent
$77,425
Median Income
Statistic Norwalk California United States
Median Home Value $461,000 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,678 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $77,425 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.0x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Norwalk Services Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Norwalk Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Norwalk Health Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Norwalk Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Norwalk 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 Norwalk Utilities Costs Vs. California

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

Norwalk SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Norwalk

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Norwalk
Downey, CA 111,263 144 1.1x
Lakewood, CA 79,676 143 1.1x
Bellflower, CA 76,339 133 1.0x
South Whittier, CA 58,616 135 1.0x
Cerritos, CA 49,388 169 1.3x
Cypress, CA 49,137 154 1.2x
La Mirada, CA 48,260 147 1.1x
West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA 26,121 134 1.0x
North Tustin, CA 25,147 191 1.5x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,555 133 1.0x

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