Santa Ana, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
134
Santa Ana's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
322 out of 634
In California
5,406 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 Santa Ana is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Santa Ana, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Santa Ana has an overall cost of living index of 134 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Santa Ana has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Santa Ana ranks as #5,410 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Santa Ana ranks as the #996 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Santa Ana Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Santa Ana California National Average
Overall 134 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 188 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Santa Ana Cost of Living Vs. CA

Santa Ana, 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.

$491,300
Median Home Value
$1,563
Median Rent
$66,145
Median Income
Statistic Santa Ana California United States
Median Home Value $491,300 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,563 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $66,145 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 7.4x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Santa Ana Services Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Santa Ana Groceries Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Santa Ana Health Costs Vs. California

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

Detailed Santa Ana Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana Utilities Costs Vs. California

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

Santa Ana SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Santa Ana

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Santa Ana
Irvine, CA 273,157 178 1.3x
Garden Grove, CA 173,258 141 1.1x
Orange, CA 139,887 157 1.2x
Costa Mesa, CA 113,159 166 1.2x
Mission Viejo, CA 95,516 166 1.2x
Westminster, CA 91,137 147 1.1x
Lake Forest, CA 83,974 157 1.2x
Lakewood, CA 80,292 143 1.1x
Tustin, CA 79,863 155 1.2x
Fountain Valley, CA 56,026 166 1.2x

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