Quality of Life in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Purchasing Power Index 101.45   High
Safety Index 51.16   Moderate
Health Care Index 61.58   High
Climate Index 95.50   Very High
Cost of Living Index 79.87   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 7.17   Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 60.63   Very High
Pollution Index 66.46   High
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 132.84   High

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Last update: June 2021

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2 Comments so far
Leo Anders on Apr 22, 2019:
LA has a great plant-based community in Santa Monica and Venice. A great spatial place but you have to find the right routes to move in (and times).
Air quality is best near the ocean otherwise it's quite polluted.
Dimitry on Dec 09, 2018:
Been living here since September 2014.
Purchasing power - There is a lot of income disparity. Thousands of homeless people, it seems like it’s a third world country. A lot of rich people too. If you are working minimum wage job, you will struggle. It’s a city for people who want to make it, if you wanna work in retail or restaurant, you’ll be better elsewhere.
Safety - It’s not too bad, safer than it seems. But there are a lot of crazy people on drugs.
Health care - American health care is good if you have good insurance and lots of money. And even then, doctors can give you poor treatment sometimes.
Climate - It’s good in general, usually warm and sunny. Because it’s a desert, there is a big difference between a day and night temperature. If you go inland more, it would be hotter in the summer.
Cost of living - Very high, worse than most places in the world.
Property price to income - It’s hard to find a studio for under $1000. Usually it’s about $1200. I share 2 bedroom apartment with a roommate in ok neighborhood, we pay $850 each. I think we had a good deal. Overall, it’s bad compared to most places in the US but better than San Francisco or New York.
Traffic - Hell.
Pollution - Smog doesn’t really bother me, air is not that bad. There is trash on the streets but it’s also manageable.