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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Big Bear Lake, California is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Big Bear Lake, California is more expensive.

Big Bear Lake, California cost of living is 123.20.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGBig Bear Lake, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  123100
  Grocery  108100
  Health  103100
  Housing  160100
  Utilities  107100
  Transportation  113100
  Miscellaneous  100100

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We moved to Big Bear Lake a couple of years ago from Los Angeles because of my husband's job. It is a somewhat pretty city, the lake is mirky and surrounded by trash,... (Read More)



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Big Bear Lake, a beautiful setting in a remote mountain community in Southern California. A draw to tourists from the Los Angeles area for skiing, boating, and mountain... (Read More)




In the San Bernardino mountains of Southern California, this little town has almost everything you would want to see and do. In the spring and summer the lake is filled... (Read More)



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