Bell Gardens, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Bell Gardens'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 Bell Gardens is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bell Gardens, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bell Gardens has an overall cost of living index of 127 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Bell Gardens has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Bell Gardens ranks as #5135 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Bell Gardens ranks as the #1271 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Bell Gardens Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Bell Gardens California National Average
Overall 127 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 157 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
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Bell Gardens, 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 Bell Gardens California United States
Median Home Value $380,100 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,190 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $41,355 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 9.2x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.35x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bell Gardens

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bell Gardens
Downey, CA 112,901 143 1.1x
South Gate, CA 95,103 127 1.0x
Lakewood, CA 80,771 143 1.1x
Lynwood, CA 71,022 125 1.0x
Huntington Park, CA 58,694 125 1.0x
La Mirada, CA 48,974 144 1.1x
Cypress, CA 48,955 155 1.2x
Bell, CA 35,809 126 1.0x
Maywood, CA 27,542 126 1.0x
Cudahy, CA 24,016 123 1.0x

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