Brea, CA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Brea, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Brea has an overall cost of living index of 159 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Brea ranks as #5991 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Brea ranks as the #416 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Brea Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Brea California National Average
Overall 159 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 271 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Brea, 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 Brea California United States
Median Home Value $635,400 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,794 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $93,703 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 6.8x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Brea

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Brea
Fullerton, CA 139,866 153 1.0x
Lakewood, CA 80,771 143 0.9x
Yorba Linda, CA 67,815 177 1.1x
La Habra, CA 61,910 140 0.9x
Diamond Bar, CA 56,434 163 1.0x
Placentia, CA 52,049 156 1.0x
Rowland Heights, CA 50,602 153 1.0x
La Mirada, CA 48,974 144 0.9x
Cypress, CA 48,955 155 1.0x
Walnut, CA 30,008 174 1.1x

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