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Overall 99%
Goods & Services 12%
Housing 298%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexPlaya Del RayLos AngelesCalifornia
Cost of living199148140
Goods & Services112112111
Groceries116116118
Health care111111113
Housing398227196
Transportation126126128
Utilities107107118

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Playa Del Ray is 42% higher than the Los Angeles average
  • The cost of living in Playa Del Ray is 99% higher than the national average
  • Playa Del Ray housing is 298% higher than the national average
  • California general sales tax is 42% 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$104,607$8,717$2,441$3,139

      California Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      California7.25%10.5%

      California Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      California1%13.3%

      Goods & Services

      ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $22.40$17.4928.1%
      Beauty Salon $68.75$38.1780.1%
      Toothpaste $2.49$2.327.3%
      Shampoo $1.32$1.0130.4%
      Movie $16.10$10.7250.1%
      Bowling $20.33$13.8646.7%

      Groceries

      ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.32$3.9014.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.79$1.4028.2%
      Milk $2.19$1.9611.6%
      Potatoes $2.99$3.186.1%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $9.66$9.234.7%

      Health Care

      ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $126.40$106.3418.9%
      Doctor $126.00$115.259.3%
      Dentist $109.40$98.3811.2%
      Ibuprofen $12.32$9.2633.0%
      Lipitor $483.87$466.473.7%

      Housing

      ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $496,300.00$184,700.00168.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,944.66$1,273.32131.3%
      Apartment Rent $1,241.00$949.0030.8%

      Transportation

      ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.70$2.5942.8%
      Tire Balancing $50.20$48.902.7%

      Utilities

      ItemLos AngelesNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$184.11$167.609.8%
      Phone $186.90$163.4214.4%
      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.
      Westside, CA2691066%
      Willowbrook, CA22,03511919%
      Florence-Graham, CA63,39012020%
      Compton, CA97,74012020%
      East Rancho Dominguez, CA15,88712222%
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,87214848%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Chicago, IL2,714,01711010%
      Houston, TX2,240,58294-6%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9381022%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,32496-4%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,35888-12%
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,87214848%
      Source: The Playa Del Ray, Los Angeles, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.