La Jolla 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.
IndexLa JollaSan DiegoCalifornia
Cost of living index204144137
IndexLa JollaSan DiegoCalifornia
Goods & Services index102102109
Groceries index113113118
Health care index108108111
Housing index424223189
Transportation index132132130
Utilities index113113112

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  • The cost of living in La Jolla is 49% higher than the San Diego average.
  • The cost of living in La Jolla is 104% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in La Jolla is 324% higher than 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$114,679$9,557$2,676$3,441

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.5%10%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%12.3%

Goods & Services

ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.86$15.5621.1%
Beauty Salon $54.73$36.1151.6%
Toothpaste $2.88$2.4716.6%
Shampoo $1.20$0.9624.4%
Movie $12.99$10.1328.3%
Bowling $5.06$4.746.9%

Groceries

ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.82$3.9821.1%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.410.2%
Milk $1.98$2.064.1%
Potatoes $2.77$2.987.1%
Pizza $9.49$9.470.2%
Beer $10.36$8.7917.8%

Health Care

ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.12$101.041.1%
Doctor $105.00$107.442.3%
Dentist $103.33$90.4214.3%
Ibuprofen $11.77$9.2826.8%
Lipitor $429.20$426.500.6%

Housing

ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $448,000.00$175,700.00155.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,732.66$1,133.23141.1%
Apartment Rent $1,359.00$920.0047.7%

Transportation

ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.87$1.9943.9%
Tire Balancing $47.56$45.763.9%

Utilities

ItemSan DiegoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$199.86$163.8122.0%
Phone $28.79$28.391.4%
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.
National City, CA59,54311919%
La Presa, CA34,73912323%
Lemon Grove, CA25,96312424%
Spring Valley CDP (San Diego County), CA29,84113232%
Chula Vista, CA253,03113333%
San Diego, CA1,341,51014444%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
San Antonio, TX1,385,43885-15%
Dallas, TX1,240,98597-3%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75895-5%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201055%
San Jose, CA986,32017373%
San Diego, CA1,341,51014444%
Source: The La Jolla, San Diego, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.