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San Diego, CA vs Los Angeles, CA

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Highlights
Los Angeles is 8.2% more expensive than San Diego.
Los Angeles housing costs are 6.8% more expensive than San Diego housing costs.
Health related expenses are 0.4% more in Los Angeles.

Cost of Living
 San Diego, CALos Angeles, CAUnited States
 160.1173.3100
 109.7104.1100
 89.089.4100
 279.1298.2100
 $645,300$689,500$231,200
 102.893.7100
 120.2165.3100
 105.6104.5100

100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
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Reviews for San Diego    304 Reviews
Before 30 - great ! After that - leave - 1/12/2020
I am a 5th generation Californian . Raised 3 kids here . My combined income about $250k. Reason why I am telling you this is to explain just how prohibitively expensive... Read More

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Give your hard earned income to the entitled - 1/11/2020
Lived here on and off since joining the Navy in 1984. Was once the hidden jewel for weather and cost of living and overall quality of life. Weather stayed, Cost of... Read More

DON'T COME HERE. IT'S BAD - 11/26/2019
I lived in this city for 12 years. I watched it go from a nice place to a severely economically oppressive, corrupt, dangerous city. The City Government is extremely... Read More

Reviews for Los Angeles    233 Reviews
Not a place to live - 1/13/2020
LA has the worst of all worlds. Few bright spots- very few. Every good human being moved out or will move out soon. No one should think of moving here to live for... Read More

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Los Angeles is a pit. - 12/12/2019
Los Angeles is a pit. The cost of living is insane. If you live here you are either poor or rich. ... Read More

Not a place to raise a family - 11/26/2019
Not a place to raise a family. Drugs, theft, violence, etc. The police here are not like depicted on TV and movies, though. My experience with the LAPD has ALWAYS been... Read More

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ZIPS IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
92154, 92126, 92105, 92114, 92115, 92113, 92117, 92129, 92130, 92128, 38 total
ZIPS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
90011, 91331, 91342, 90044, 91335, 91402, 90003, 90026, 90019, 91343, 108 total

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