Pasadena, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
169
Pasadena's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average
501 out of 635
In California
6,112 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 Pasadena is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Pasadena, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Pasadena has an overall cost of living index of 169 which is 1.7x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Pasadena has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Pasadena ranks as #6,116 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Pasadena ranks as the #302 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Pasadena Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Pasadena California National Average
Overall 169 140 100
Services 117 112 100
Groceries 113 113 100
Health 113 115 100
Housing 293 198 100
Transportation 134 134 100
Utilities 106 126 100
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Pasadena Cost of Living Vs. CA

Pasadena, 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.

$822,100
Median Home Value
$1,787
Median Rent
$85,129
Median Income
Statistic Pasadena California United States
Median Home Value $822,100 $538,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,787 $1,586 $1,096
Median Income $85,129 $78,672 $64,994
Home Value To Income 9.7x 6.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Pasadena Services Costs Vs. California

Item Pasadena California
Shampoo $1.17 $1.06
Movie $16.3 $10.68
Bowling $21.33 $14.67

Detailed Pasadena Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Pasadena Health Costs Vs. California

Item Pasadena California
Haircut $22.57 $18.62
Beauty Salon $76.5 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.51 $2.34

Detailed Pasadena Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Pasadena California
Potatoes $2.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $125.58 $108.57
Doctor $125.0 $116.17
Dentist $110.78 $99.13

Detailed Pasadena Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Pasadena California
Gasoline $3.31 $2.22
Tire Balancing $50.62 $50.07
All Electricity $185.68 $167.67
Phone $189.51 $175.64

Pasadena SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Pasadena

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Pasadena
Alhambra, CA 84,509 150 0.9x
La Mirada, CA 48,260 147 0.9x
Altadena, CA 43,037 166 1.0x
San Gabriel, CA 40,108 164 1.0x
Walnut, CA 29,764 176 1.0x
South Pasadena, CA 25,478 195 1.2x
San Fernando, CA 24,244 133 0.8x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,555 133 0.8x
East San Gabriel, CA 23,076 169 1.0x
Valinda, CA 22,665 132 0.8x

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