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Los Angeles, CA vs San Mateo, CA

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San Mateo is 56.1% more expensive than Los Angeles.
San Mateo housing costs are 104.6% more expensive than Los Angeles housing costs.
Health related expenses are 19.1% more in San Mateo.

Cost of Living
 Los Angeles, CASan Mateo, CAUnited States
 173.3270.6100
 104.1116.7100
 89.4106.5100
 298.2610.2100
 $689,500$1,410,700$231,200
 93.791.9100
 165.3143.4100
 104.5119.6100

100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
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Reviews for Los Angeles    231 Reviews
City for young people? Maybe with daddies money - 8/23/2019
LA is a place where you go after you’ve established some sort of solid foundation whether it be obtaining a useful degree or moving jobs. As someone who moved there at... Read More

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Great for young adults, terrible for families - 7/15/2019
LA is a great city for young people, but definitely not a great place to raise a family. In my area (Larchmont Village), a 2-bedroom apartment without basic appliances... Read More

Great Los Angeles... of course CA - 5/13/2019
You have got to go to Los Angeles if you can. its big full of popular youtubers if you go you will have a great... Read More

Reviews for San Mateo    12 Reviews
Beautiful, family friendly,great sun and food - 12/12/2018
I have lived in San Mateo since 2013. It has seen tremendous growth, lots of new restaurants which have become progressively more high-end though there is ample... Read More

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Los Angeles Suburb by the Bay - 11/11/2018
I'm a native of California. I have lived in the southern part of the state and the northern part of the state for most of my life. I have spent the last 29 years in... Read More

A comfortable place - 4/28/2010
San Mateo has a diverse mix of people, a pleasant climate, a very pleasant downtown park with lots going on, and pretty much whatever you need handy. It's not far to... Read More

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ZIPS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
90011, 91331, 91342, 90044, 91335, 91402, 90003, 90026, 90019, 91343, 108 total
ZIPS IN SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA
94403 94401 94402

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