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

Santa Maria, California cost of living is 127.10.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGSanta Maria, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  127100
  Grocery  101.9100
  Health  105100
  Housing  183100
  Utilities  95100
  Transportation  106100
  Miscellaneous  97100

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Santa Maria Can't Be Defined

I have lived in Santa Maria / Orcutt for several years, but it is time to leave. I have no issues with the weather. Our climate is mild and comfortable with no extremes.... (Read More)



Unpredictable weather with no extremes.

The weather is very mild without a huge temperature change with the seasons. The winters are chilly but not cold and the summers are warm but not hot. Of course there... (Read More)



The weather

I have traveled all over the world. I have not seen anywhere else that has the type of climate that the central coast has. It is really great. I feel that it is the best... (Read More)



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