Santa Clarita, CA Cost of Living


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Santa Clarita cost of living score
161.7
More expensive
61.7% higher
than the US average
7.9% higher
than the California average
Santa Clarita, California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 161.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 61.7% higher than the U.S. average and 7.9% lower than the average for California.

Santa Clarita, CA

Housing costs in Santa Clarita?
A typical home costs $761,000, which is 125.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 3.7% more expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Santa Clarita costs $2,860 per month, which is 100.0% more than the national average of $1,430 and 24.8% more than the state average of $2,150.

Can I afford Santa Clarita?
To live comfortably in Santa Clarita, California, a minimum annual income of $145,800 for a family, and $90,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Santa Clarita?
Santa Clarita, California has plenty of attractions as well as a competitive cost-of-living that makes it worth considering. Homeowners can take advantage of different types of housing options ranging from low cost single family homes to modern townhouses - while renters also have access to some attractive deals these days too. Furthermore, groceries and transportation expenses remain quite reasonable compared with other US cities - giving you more bang out of your buck if you choose Santa Clarita as your home.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesSanta ClaritaCaliforniaUnited States
  161.7149.9100.0
  101.9105.1100
  91.898.3100.0
  234.5234.8100.0
  $761,000$733,500$338,100
  105.5%102.4%100.0%
  124.7133.1100.0
  133.9118.7100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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It’s called awesome Town for a reason! Great schools, great People and climate! It’s a treasure!   More

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Wonderful community! Beautiful paseo paths throughout great for bike riding, roller skating, scooters, walks and jogs. Great weather, 30 minutes from the beach, lots  More

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My husband and I moved into our first home in 1989 - just as the Valencia Mall broke ground. I still miss the Bob's Big Boy at the corner of Valencia Blvd. and Magic  More

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