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.
|Living Expense||Manhattan Beach||California||National Average|
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.
|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|