West Torrance 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.
IndexWest TorranceTorranceCalifornia
Cost of living index166167137
IndexWest TorranceTorranceCalifornia
Goods & Services index107107109
Groceries index112112118
Health care index110110111
Housing index294296189
Transportation index134134130
Utilities index107107112

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  • The cost of living in West Torrance is 22% higher than the Torrance average.
  • The cost of living in West Torrance is 66% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Torrance is 194% 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$91,102$7,592$2,126$2,733

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

ItemTorranceNational 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%

Groceries

ItemTorranceNational 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

ItemTorranceNational 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%

Housing

ItemTorranceNational avg.Difference
Home Price $622,800.00$175,700.00254.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,409.78$1,133.23112.6%
Apartment Rent $1,466.00$920.0059.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemTorranceNational 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%
Torrance, CA147,18116767%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kansas City, KS147,59886-14%
Escondido, CA147,60312929%
Bridgeport, CT146,68011515%
Joliet, IL147,78698-2%
Alexandria, VA146,42215151%
Torrance, CA147,18116767%
Source: The West Torrance, Torrance, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.