Santa Cruz, California 

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Cost of Living in Santa Cruz, California

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Santa Cruz is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Santa Cruz, California is more expensive.

Santa Cruz cost of living is 193.4

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

The median home price in Santa Cruz is $909,500.

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 $3,500 

7th Ave

Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1400SqFt
 $3,500 

7th Ave

Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1400SqFt

COST OF LIVINGSanta CruzCaliforniaUSA
  193.4149.9100
  111.5105.1100
  98.792.4100
  393.4239.1100
  $909,500$552,800$231,200
  93.5102.4100
  110.5133.1100
  104.5103.7100
100=National Average
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    Reviews for Santa Cruz    43 Reviews
    Small Town, Big City - 7/24/2020
    I have been here for four generations! My kids are the fifth. I guess that should tell you how wonderful it is here, at least for us. It's so cool to have world class... Read More

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    Santa Cruz is my Heart Home in so many ways - 10/3/2019
    I was born over the hill in San Jose area, and as a kid I loved coming over to the boardwalk. Santa Cruz has always been and always will be a town of diversity,... Read More

    Stay away from Santa Cruz. - 5/29/2018
    There are so many other beautiful places in California to visit - so go to those places. As a California native I lived in many places in California. I moved into Santa... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA
    95060 95064

    NEW LISTINGS IN SANTA_CRUZ
    $3,500
    7th Ave
    Bed 3 | Bath 1

    $1,475,000
    615 Seabright Ave
    Bed 4 | Bath 3

    $799,000
    107 Cayuga St
    Bed 1 | Bath 1

    $4,999,900
    360 Beel Dr
    Bed 3 | Bath 4

    $899,000
    980 34th Ave
    Bed 2 | Bath 1

    $848,000
    110 Reed Way
    Bed 3 | Bath 3

    $1,099,000
    268 21st Ave
    Bed 2 | Bath 1


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