Santa Ana, CA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Santa Ana, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Santa Ana has an overall cost of living index of 134 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Santa Ana has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Santa Ana ranks as #5410 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Santa Ana ranks as the #996 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Santa Ana Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Santa Ana California National Average
Overall 134 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 109 113 100
Housing 188 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 90 118 100
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Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana California United States
Median Home Value $455,300 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,488 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $61,774 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 7.4x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Santa Ana

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Santa Ana
Irvine, CA 265,502 178 1.3x
Garden Grove, CA 174,010 141 1.1x
Orange, CA 139,873 157 1.2x
Costa Mesa, CA 113,198 166 1.2x
Mission Viejo, CA 96,124 166 1.2x
Westminster, CA 91,417 147 1.1x
Lake Forest, CA 82,911 157 1.2x
Lakewood, CA 80,771 143 1.1x
Tustin, CA 80,140 155 1.2x
Fountain Valley, CA 56,372 166 1.2x

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