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

Overall, California, California cost of living is 150.60.

  COST OF LIVINGCalifornia, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  151100
  Grocery  113.9100
  Health  108100
  Housing  237100
  Utilities  110100
  Transportation  111100
  Miscellaneous  107100
Reckless Spending
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Searching for positive growth
Unemployment, high housing costs, as well as higher costs of living make this state a difficult choice when trying to relocate and begin a new career path in midlife. ... (read more)
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Bring Back AMERICA
Lost all for American Citizens. Just More Tax On Them For Non English... (read more)
southern California mountain living
Beautiful, peaceful, clean air, gorgeous manmade lake is Crestline. A nice place to retire if it weren't for the cost of living in California. You can't beat the... (read more)
Would Like a Change
Central California has changed a lot. I would like to find a small, quiet town in the mountains to retire... (read more)
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