Newport Beach, CA Cost Of Living

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

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

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.

Newport Beach Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Newport Beach California National Average
Overall 277 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 666 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Newport 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 Newport Beach California United States
Median Home Value $1,787,300 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $2,175 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $122,709 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 14.6x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Newport Beach

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

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