Overall 87%
Goods & Services 16%
Housing 251%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; 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.
IndexRedondo BeachCaliforniaNational
Cost of living187141100
Goods & Services116111100
Health care111113100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Redondo Beach is 33% higher than the California average
  • The cost of living in Redondo Beach is 87% higher than the national average
  • Redondo Beach housing is 251% higher than the national average
  • California general sales tax is 42% higher than the national average
  • California state income tax is 59% lower than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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      Goods & Services

      ItemRedondo BeachNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $22.57$18.6221.2%
      Beauty Salon $76.50$39.0595.9%
      Toothpaste $2.51$2.347.1%
      Shampoo $1.17$1.0611.0%
      Movie $16.30$10.6852.6%
      Bowling $21.33$14.6745.4%


      ItemRedondo BeachNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.58$4.228.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.72$1.3923.9%
      Milk $2.19$2.056.9%
      Potatoes $2.99$3.299.1%
      Pizza $11.66$10.629.7%
      Beer $9.82$9.384.7%

      Health Care

      ItemRedondo BeachNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $125.58$108.5715.7%
      Doctor $125.00$116.177.6%
      Dentist $110.78$99.1311.8%
      Ibuprofen $11.90$9.6823.0%
      Lipitor $478.86$466.922.6%


      ItemRedondo BeachNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $775,300.00$184,700.00319.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,732.18$1,197.42128.2%
      Apartment Rent $1,800.00$949.0089.7%


      ItemRedondo BeachNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.31$2.2248.9%
      Tire Balancing $50.62$50.071.1%


      ItemRedondo BeachNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$185.68$167.6710.7%
      Phone $189.51$175.647.9%
      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.

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      Westside, CA2691088%
      Willowbrook, CA22,03512121%
      Florence-Graham, CA63,39012222%
      Compton, CA97,74012222%
      East Rancho Dominguez, CA15,88712424%
      Redondo Beach, CA67,66418787%

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      Redondo Beach, CA67,66418787%
      Source: The Redondo Beach, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.