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

Merced, California cost of living is 101.10.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGMerced, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  101100
  Grocery  99.8100
  Health  107100
  Housing  102100
  Utilities  95100
  Transportation  106100
  Miscellaneous  97100

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Rainy Cloud Over This Town

I grew up in Modesto and moved to Merced for work in 2012. I was in my early 20's and had my first real full-time job. Since I was in my early 20's and single, I wanted... (Read More)



Merced is not a bad place if you could change a fe

I resided in Merced for over 4 decades, basically grew up there and we truly loved the place. However in 2006 we saw a shift in the city and 2 years ago our family moved... (Read More)



Merced, CA

When I first arrived in Merced, 8 years ago, I was disappointed in my neighbors. But, they all got foreclosed on and moved. The new neighbors are ALL employed, happy... (Read More)



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