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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.

Sacramento, California cost of living is 121.00.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGSacramento, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  121100
  Grocery  111.8100
  Health  108100
  Housing  149100
  Utilities  114100
  Transportation  108100
  Miscellaneous  103100

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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)




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Lots of Lovely Trees...But the Crime....

My family and I moved to Sacramento CA. (the Arden/Arcade area) about 11 years ago because my brother lived here. It was the worst decision of our lives. It was an... (Read More)



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