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Cost of Living

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

Overall, Los Angeles, California cost of living is 163.50.

  COST OF LIVINGLos Angeles, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  164100
  Grocery  110100
  Health  111100
  Housing  280100
  Utilities  111100
  Transportation  111100
  Miscellaneous  105100
Cost of Living
I moved to LA 24 years ago, from the Northeast. It was the best thing I have ever done in my life. That being said, Los Angeles has a lot to offer, but it comes at a... (read more)
Nothing New to Report
Los Angeles is still under major construction and will be for years to come. Nothing new to... (read more)
Los Angeles public transit sucks
Everyone knows that LA's traffic sucks. That's because the city grew too fast for it's freeway system. The freeway was not designed to support so many people. By the... (read more)
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Los Angeles-Stayed too long
I moved here twice. Once in 1978-81 from Chicago. I was 23 the first time and it was magic. Had a chance to play on an album with some great studio guys, met the Beach... (read more)
re: Los Angeles Transforms - 10/5/2014
i agree. its a great transportation system that is also kind to your pocket book--reasonable rates to get on the light rails versus San Francisco's very expensive Bart... (read more)
water problem
Due to California's historic drought, many home owners that have lawns in yards are suffering from watering the... (read more)
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