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Cost of Living

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

Overall, Lancaster, California cost of living is 103.60.

  COST OF LIVINGLancaster, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  104100
  Grocery  95.5100
  Health  93100
  Housing  119100
  Utilities  110100
  Transportation  102100
  Miscellaneous  91100

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Nice place to live but jobs are hard to come by.
Lancaster, CA is nice, however we have found it is extremely difficult to get a job in this city in this economy. I find myself having to work 65 miles away to make... (read more)
Lancaster, CA weather
I've lived in Lancaster, CA for 7 years. We usually have 1 week of spring weather and 1 week of fall weather. The rest of the year is either 118 degrees during the... (read more)
Now too over crowded ---- ugh
Nice when we moved here in 1982, now much too way over grown, way too much crime and not a good place to... (read more)
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By FAR the Worst Place I Have Lived
Not only is Lancaster the worst place I have ever lived, it is the worst place I have ever been to. I moved there from Seattle, WA in 2013 and lived there for a year and... (read more)
Excellent Place Work-Wise for Aviation Enthusiasts
Lived here for the past 13 years working for the government. Excellent area job-wise for Engineers and Aviation enthusiasts since this is an area rich in Flight test... (read more)
Great Life; Great Community!
My husband and l raised all four of our children in Lancaster, California after moving from the Silicon Valley. It has been wonderful to see the opportunities my kids... (read more)
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