Pasadena, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
167
Pasadena's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average
496 out of 634
In California
6,092 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 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 167 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 #6,097 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Pasadena ranks as the #310 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Pasadena Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Pasadena California National Average
Overall 167 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 291 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
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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.

$785,700
Median Home Value
$1,710
Median Rent
$83,068
Median Income
Statistic Pasadena California United States
Median Home Value $785,700 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,710 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $83,068 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 9.5x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Pasadena Services Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Pasadena Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Pasadena Health Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Pasadena Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Pasadena 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 Pasadena Utilities Costs Vs. California

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

Pasadena SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Pasadena

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Pasadena
Alhambra, CA 84,647 150 0.9x
La Mirada, CA 48,764 144 0.9x
Altadena, CA 44,850 164 1.0x
San Gabriel, CA 40,143 161 1.0x
Walnut, CA 29,903 174 1.0x
South Pasadena, CA 25,661 193 1.2x
San Fernando, CA 24,535 130 0.8x
Valinda, CA 23,705 131 0.8x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,382 131 0.8x
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 19,689 172 1.0x

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