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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

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

Santa Cruz, California cost of living is 207.70.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGSanta Cruz, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  208100
  Grocery  101.1100
  Health  105100
  Housing  436100
  Utilities  93100
  Transportation  105100
  Miscellaneous  97100

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  1/7/2016
Santa Cruz- paradise on earth

I have spent my entire life working toward living in Santa Cruz County and in 2005 finally made it. While there are people living here and all of the commensurate social... (Read More)

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  7/14/2015
Santa Cruz

I have owned a home in Soquel (right next to Santa Cruz) for 24 years and spent lots of time in SC. First, noise is JUST LIKE everywhere else. Second, if you have... (Read More)

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  6/2/2015
Santa Cruz Summary of Issues

We are from Intermountain West and wished we would have researched Sperling's info beforehand. We have never seen anything like the lack of care/concern (i.e., apathy)... (Read More)

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