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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.


Santa Cruz Cost of Living SperlingViews

Beautiful Place but pricy: Santa Cruz is an amazing place to live but now that i am getting older i am coming to terms that i may not be able to afford it when i start a family. I have lived here... (read more)re: Yes, cost of living is much higher...but... - : I'm a Conservative Republican but I love Santa Cruz and find it to be a nice place. Politics are not my criteria when it comes to choosing a place to travel to or... (read more)Can't Buy A House: The cost of living in the Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay Area overall is far too much for anyone who is not using it as a bedroom community to commute to The Silicon... (read more)Have an opinion about Santa Cruz? Leave a commentTo See All SperlingViews for Santa Cruz Click Here