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

Overall, Santa Barbara, California cost of living is 254.00.

  COST OF LIVINGSanta Barbara, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  254100
  Grocery  101.9100
  Health  105100
  Housing  579100
  Utilities  95100
  Transportation  106100
  Miscellaneous  97100

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