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Cost of Living Comparison:
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Santa Cruz, California

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A salary of $15,000 in Albuquerque, New Mexico should increase to $32,020 in Santa Cruz, California

Cost of Living IndexesAlbuquerqueSanta Cruz
Overall97.3207.7
Food97.2101.1
Housing90.2435.7
Utilities99.793.3
Transportation93.9104.6
Health95.9105.1
Miscellaneous109.396.9
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Santa Cruz is 113% more expensive than Albuquerque.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 383% more expensive in Santa Cruz.

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