Manhattan Beach, CA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Manhattan Beach, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Manhattan Beach has an overall cost of living index of 276 which is 2.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Manhattan Beach has a cost of living index that's 2.0x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Manhattan Beach ranks as #6386 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Manhattan Beach ranks as the #20 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Manhattan Beach Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Manhattan Beach California National Average
Overall 276 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 653 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
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Manhattan Beach, 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 Manhattan Beach California United States
Median Home Value $1,947,900 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $2,499 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $150,083 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 13.0x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Manhattan Beach

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Manhattan Beach
Torrance, CA 146,392 168 0.6x
Hawthorne, CA 87,370 137 0.5x
Lakewood, CA 80,771 143 0.5x
Redondo Beach, CA 67,700 185 0.7x
Gardena, CA 59,924 133 0.5x
Cerritos, CA 50,172 169 0.6x
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 42,271 216 0.8x
Lawndale, CA 33,007 138 0.5x
West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA 27,144 133 0.5x
Lennox, CA 21,329 128 0.5x

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