Glendale, CA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Glendale, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Glendale has an overall cost of living index of 165 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Glendale has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Glendale ranks as #6068 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Glendale ranks as the #339 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Glendale Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Glendale California National Average
Overall 165 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 285 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
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Glendale, 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 Glendale California United States
Median Home Value $724,800 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,529 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $62,531 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 11.6x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Glendale

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Glendale
Pasadena, CA 141,246 167 1.0x
Alhambra, CA 84,974 150 0.9x
Altadena, CA 45,146 164 1.0x
West Hollywood, CA 36,384 166 1.0x
West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA 27,144 133 0.8x
South Pasadena, CA 25,824 193 1.2x
San Fernando, CA 24,585 130 0.8x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,629 131 0.8x
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 19,500 172 1.0x
Vincent, CA 17,008 132 0.8x

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