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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


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Reckless Spending
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Searching for positive growth
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A shadow of its' former glory...
I have lived in So Cal for the majority of my life. Over the past 45 years I have watched it go from the absolute most amazing place to live in the world; with kind... (read more)
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)
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