North America

Los Angeles

The sprawling, sunny city on the Pacific coast is famous for its palm tree-lined California vibe, outdoor lifestyle and the high likelihood of bumping into a celebrity on your morning coffee run. Home to Hollywood as well as a notable manufacturing and technology sector, Los Angeles mixes glamor with grit, beaches with grid-locked streets and the vastness of a metropolis featuring the second-highest population in the US with the intimate feel of an entertainment industry bubble, for which it has become known as "the creative capital of the world."

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
20
Earning level
4
Purchasing power
1
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Facts about Los Angeles

Price Level Index
Los Angeles
83.3
New York
100.0
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1
5
20
77
Earnings Level Index
Los Angeles
101.7
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
4
7
77
Working Time
Los Angeles
0/ 13.6m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
7
12
77
Purchasing Power Index
Los Angeles
122.1
New York
100.0
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1
1
10
77
Did you know…
The iconic Hollywood sign, high in the hills above Los Angeles, actually said "Hollywoodland" from 1923-1949 and was originally built as an illuminated advertisement for a real estate development of the same name.