Sierra Madre, CA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Sierra Madre, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sierra Madre has an overall cost of living index of 191 which is 1.9x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Sierra Madre has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Sierra Madre ranks as #6277 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Sierra Madre ranks as the #129 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Sierra Madre Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Sierra Madre California National Average
Overall 191 140 100
Services 112 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 373 196 100
Transportation 126 128 100
Utilities 107 118 100
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Sierra Madre, 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 Sierra Madre California United States
Median Home Value $924,400 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,470 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $96,630 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 9.6x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Sierra Madre

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Sierra Madre
Arcadia, CA 58,207 198 1.0x
Diamond Bar, CA 56,434 163 0.9x
La Mirada, CA 48,974 144 0.8x
Monrovia, CA 37,006 158 0.8x
La Verne, CA 32,358 148 0.8x
Walnut, CA 30,008 174 0.9x
Valinda, CA 25,296 131 0.7x
West Puente Valley, CA 23,629 131 0.7x
Vincent, CA 17,008 132 0.7x
East San Gabriel, CA 15,932 167 0.9x

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