According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Newport Beach has an overall cost of living index of 277 which is 2.8x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Newport Beach has a cost of living index that's 2.0x higher than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Newport Beach ranks as #6388 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Newport Beach ranks as the #19 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Newport 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. Newport Beach||Santa Ana, CA||333,499||134||0.5x||Irvine, CA||265,502||178||0.6x||Huntington Beach, CA||200,606||169||0.6x||Costa Mesa, CA||113,198||166||0.6x||Mission Viejo, CA||96,124||166||0.6x||Lake Forest, CA||82,911||157||0.6x||Tustin, CA||80,140||155||0.6x||Fountain Valley, CA||56,372||166||0.6x||Placentia, CA||52,049||156||0.6x||Aliso Viejo, CA||50,925||157||0.6x|