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Cost of Living in Santa Cruz, California

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Cost of LivingSanta Cruz, CAUnited States
Overall199100
Grocery112.3100
Health108100
Housing386100
Utilities110100
Transportation113100
Miscellaneous108100

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

Overall, Santa Cruz, CA cost of living is 198.50.


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