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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.

California, California cost of living is 152.30.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
See the California housing market:  Homes For Sale  Apartments  Single Family Rentals

  COST OF LIVINGCalifornia, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  152100
  Grocery  113.9100
  Health  108100
  Housing  242100
  Utilities  110100
  Transportation  111100
  Miscellaneous  107100

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not what i was led to believe

rent is crazy expensive, spaces are cramped, traffic is beyond measure, everything is pricey. spent $7000 to move out here, biggest mistake of my life. cant even... (Read More)



California the Pyrite State

The State of California has been historically the "Golden State" in recent history would be best described as the "Pyrite" state. We are the "Sactuary" state. Let's see... (Read More)




Really nice place to live but housing market pricing has skyrocketed for rent and home... (Read More)



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