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.
|Living Expense||Santa Ana||California||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Santa Ana|
|Garden Grove, CA||173,258||141||1.1x|
|Costa Mesa, CA||113,159||166||1.2x|
|Mission Viejo, CA||95,516||166||1.2x|
|Lake Forest, CA||83,974||157||1.2x|
|Fountain Valley, CA||56,026||166||1.2x|