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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 Sacramento, California is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Sacramento, California is more expensive.

Overall, Sacramento, California cost of living is 112.50.

  COST OF LIVINGSacramento, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  113100
  Grocery  114.2100
  Health  102100
  Housing  122100
  Utilities  113100
  Transportation  113100
  Miscellaneous  102100


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Failing Economy
I know that the economy is a mess nationwide but this city was struggling long before the economic downturn. When I arrived ten years ago, the downtown district was... (read more)
Grew up here, horrible place.
Sacramento is like a bad version of the bay area, worse weather, economy, crime ect but nothing good. The economy is entirely based on homebuilding, realtors, mortgages... (read more)
Public Transportation
Sacramento is a place that not only was I born and raised in, but lived in for forty of my fifty years and I am here to tell all that Sacramento receives a D+ in the... (read more)
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The Real Scoop
I am a native-born who lived in Sacramento from the mid-1960’ s to 2005, left for 10 years and came back for family reasons. Here is my assessment of the... (read more)
re: Think twice before you move here - 1/28/2015
You see I have another story, because I`m a professional moving helper, so decided to extend my business in California, came here and happy now. My moving company... (read more)
re: Earthquakes - 4/20/2016
There are many reasons to not move to Sacramento, but earthquakes are absolutely not one of them. I was born and raised in Sac and spent the first 30 years of my life... (read more)
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