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Cost of Living Comparison:
Santa Barbara, California - San Jose, California

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A salary of $50,000 in Santa Barbara, California could decrease to $43,740 in San Jose, California

Cost of Living IndexesSanta BarbaraSan Jose
Overall254222.2
Food101.9120.4
Housing579.1454.6
Utilities95127.5
Transportation105.6111.9
Health104.9114.2
Miscellaneous97104.8
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
San Jose is 13% cheaper than Santa Barbara.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 21% cheaper in San Jose.

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