According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Aliso Viejo has an overall cost of living index of 157 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Aliso Viejo has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Aliso Viejo ranks as #5958 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Aliso Viejo ranks as the #449 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Aliso Viejo||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. Aliso Viejo||Irvine, CA||265,502||178||1.1x||Orange, CA||139,873||157||1.0x||Mission Viejo, CA||96,124||166||1.1x||Lake Forest, CA||82,911||157||1.0x||Laguna Niguel, CA||65,652||177||1.1x||Fountain Valley, CA||56,372||166||1.1x||Rancho Santa Margarita, CA||48,792||160||1.0x||San Juan Capistrano, CA||35,952||161||1.0x||Laguna Hills, CA||31,185||167||1.1x||Ladera Ranch, CA||30,288||184||1.2x|