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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Long Beach, California is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Long Beach, California is more expensive.

Overall, Long Beach, California cost of living is 155.40.

  COST OF LIVINGLong Beach, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  155100
  Grocery  95.5100
  Health  93100
  Housing  280100
  Utilities  110100
  Transportation  102100
  Miscellaneous  91100

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School System
Where i live is just e;sthat where i live. The school system here is mass up in many ways. To many students per teacher, Kinagarden is half a day the same as it was when... (read more)
Long Beach area jobs
I have to agree with many of the positive comments others have posted regarding Long Beach. For a coastal Southern California, it's relatively reasonably priced in terms... (read more)
6 Month Review
I am from the Midwest where the weather is bi-polar. I moved out here in the summer and all I have to say is the weather is to die for. It is almost always sunny and... (read more)
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Quality of Life
LB offers or is close too every possible amenity you could imagine, so you will want for nothing here materially or as far as entertainment. Downside, cost of living is... (read more)
Long Beach is a great place to live. It is in close to both the OC and South Bay areas. We have it all - weather, entertainment, plenty of outdoor activities. ... (read more)
I'm ready to leave
Being born and raised in Southern California I have been used to our high quality of life for a long time. That, however is changing. Higher costs to live, ever... (read more)
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