Austin, Texas vs. Santa Barbara, California

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in Santa Barbara, California is 68.4% more expensive than Austin, Texas.

You would need a salary of $126,294 in Santa Barbara, California to maintain the standard of living you have in Austin, Texas.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, Santa Barbara, California is more expensive than Austin, Texas
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
164% more expensive in Santa Barbara
than in Austin, Texas
Austin, TX vs. Santa Barbara, CA
Compared to Austin, Santa Barbara is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  68.4% higher
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Renter
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Food
  17.7% higher
  Housing (Homeowner)
  214.7% higher
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  9.0% lower
  Commute
  11.7% lower
  Health
  11.4% higher
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  2.1% higher

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