Garden Grove, CA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Garden Grove, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Garden Grove has an overall cost of living index of 141 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Garden Grove has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Garden Grove ranks as #5623 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Garden Grove ranks as the #784 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Garden Grove Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Garden Grove California National Average
Overall 141 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 212 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Garden Grove, 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 Garden Grove California United States
Median Home Value $519,600 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,480 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $65,591 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 7.9x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Garden Grove

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Garden Grove
Santa Ana, CA 333,499 134 1.0x
Huntington Beach, CA 200,606 169 1.2x
Orange, CA 139,873 157 1.1x
Westminster, CA 91,417 147 1.0x
Lake Forest, CA 82,911 157 1.1x
Buena Park, CA 82,781 142 1.0x
Lakewood, CA 80,771 143 1.0x
Yorba Linda, CA 67,815 177 1.3x
Fountain Valley, CA 56,372 166 1.2x
Aliso Viejo, CA 50,925 157 1.1x

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