Seal Beach 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.
IndexSeal BeachCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index125136100
IndexSeal BeachCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index109117100
Health care index104109100
Housing index162189100
Transportation index127125100
Utilities index113116100

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  • The cost of living in Seal Beach is 8% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Seal Beach is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Seal Beach is 62% 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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Compare Seal Beach, CA Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemSeal BeachNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.89$14.5929.4%
Beauty Salon $60.96$34.6875.8%
Toothpaste $2.59$2.474.7%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $12.50$9.8726.7%
Bowling $5.79$4.3931.8%

Groceries

ItemSeal BeachNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4618.8%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemSeal BeachNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.42$99.784.7%
Doctor $95.57$105.039.0%
Dentist $102.40$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $11.60$9.4123.2%
Lipitor $281.41$298.505.7%

Housing

ItemSeal BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $286,400.00$181,400.0057.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,759.31$1,081.03155.2%
Apartment Rent $1,535.00$889.0072.7%

Transportation

ItemSeal BeachNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.0924.8%
Tire Balancing $60.00$45.2932.5%

Utilities

ItemSeal BeachNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.13$170.809.0%
Phone $33.30$28.2617.8%
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.
Mesa Verde, CA1,20391-9%
Franklin, CA6,0771000%
Willowbrook, CA19,55411313%
East Rancho Dominguez, CA14,23311616%
Compton, CA96,56111616%
Seal Beach, CA24,30812525%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Reedley, CA24,3041044%
San Benito, TX24,35571-29%
Holt, MI24,25890-10%
New Lenox, IL24,36911414%
Newport, RI24,37614242%
Seal Beach, CA24,30812525%
Source: The Seal Beach, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.