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

Overall, Santa Monica, California cost of living is 294.60.

  COST OF LIVINGSanta Monica, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  295100
  Grocery  110100
  Health  111100
  Housing  689100
  Utilities  111100
  Transportation  111100
  Miscellaneous  105100


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Great weather. Love... (read more)
Santa Monica has the best weather of any place I have ever lived. I have never had a bad weather day in over three... (read more)
Almost perfect weather
I was looking at some of the climate comfort indexes on several cities and noticed that Santa Monica's is lower than cities like Chicago, Seattle, and Cleveland?? It... (read more)
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Quality of Life
I've read all of the reviews and they are all true. The bottom line is that this is paradise if you are wealthy. If not, the price of housing and the diffucult... (read more)
Getting worse each year!
Santa Monica used to be a very nice place to live, but as the cost of living continues to up each year, it also seems that the quality of life is going down. The... (read more)
Ocean Park neighborhood south of Pico becoming muc
After selling a huge old home near downtown Portland, Oregon, three years ago and purchasing a small condo in the Ocean Park area of Santa Monica, every day is a... (read more)
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