Alhambra, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Alhambra's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Alhambra is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Alhambra, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Alhambra has an overall cost of living index of 150 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Alhambra has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Alhambra ranks as #5835 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Alhambra ranks as the #571 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Alhambra Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Alhambra California National Average
Overall 150 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 236 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
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Alhambra, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Alhambra California United States
Median Home Value $582,600 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,349 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $57,117 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 10.2x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Alhambra

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Alhambra
East Los Angeles, CA 119,827 126 0.8x
Lakewood, CA 80,771 143 1.0x
Monterey Park, CA 60,792 152 1.0x
Rosemead, CA 54,417 143 1.0x
La Mirada, CA 48,974 144 1.0x
Cypress, CA 48,955 155 1.0x
San Gabriel, CA 40,242 161 1.1x
South Pasadena, CA 25,824 193 1.3x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,629 131 0.9x
Vincent, CA 17,008 132 0.9x

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