Watts cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexWattsLos AngelesCalifornia
Cost of living index108144137
IndexWattsLos AngelesCalifornia
Goods & Services index107107109
Groceries index112112118
Health care index110110111
Housing index100220189
Transportation index134134130
Utilities index107107112

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  • The cost of living in Watts is 21% lower than the Los Angeles average.
  • The cost of living in Watts is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Watts is equal to the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 47% higher than the national average.
  • California state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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Goods & Services

ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.79$15.5620.7%
Beauty Salon $59.40$36.1164.5%
Toothpaste $2.83$2.4714.3%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $14.81$10.1346.2%
Bowling $6.45$4.7436.2%


ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.60$3.9815.5%
Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4111.6%
Milk $2.03$2.061.5%
Potatoes $2.66$2.9810.9%
Pizza $10.99$9.4716.0%
Beer $10.22$8.7916.2%

Health Care

ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.40$101.0419.2%
Doctor $104.83$107.442.4%
Dentist $106.00$90.4217.2%
Ibuprofen $11.88$9.2828.0%
Lipitor $429.87$426.500.8%


ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $453,800.00$175,700.00158.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,409.78$1,133.23112.6%
Apartment Rent $1,194.00$920.0029.8%


ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.97$1.9949.0%
Tire Balancing $45.40$45.760.8%


ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$179.98$163.819.9%
Phone $29.19$28.392.8%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Vernon, CA591055%
Willowbrook, CA20,89711616%
Florence-Graham, CA62,81511616%
Cudahy, CA24,07311616%
Compton, CA97,66311717%
Los Angeles, CA3,862,21014444%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chicago, IL2,712,60811212%
Houston, TX2,167,98891-9%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201055%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75895-5%
San Antonio, TX1,385,43885-15%
Los Angeles, CA3,862,21014444%
Source: The Watts, Los Angeles, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.