Zip 95060 (Santa Cruz, CA) Cost of Living

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Santa Cruz cost of living score
More expensive
86.0% higher
than the US average
24.1% higher
than the California average
Santa Cruz (zip 95060), California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 186, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 86.0% higher than the U.S. average and 24.1% lower than the average for California.

Zip 95060 (Santa Cruz, CA)

Housing costs in Santa Cruz?
A typical home costs $1,303,400, which is 285.5% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 77.7% more expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Santa Cruz costs $3,870 per month, which is 80.0% more than the national average of $2,150 and 15.0% more than the state average of $3,290.

Can I afford Santa Cruz?
To live comfortably in Santa Cruz (zip 95060), California, a minimum annual income of $249,840 for a family, and $117,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Santa Cruz?
Santa Cruz, CA, zip code 95060 has a house median value of $1.3034e+006, which is significantly higher than the US average house value of $338,100. Likewise, the cost of living in Santa Cruz is 204, more than double that of the US average cost of living at 100. This suggests that Santa Cruz is a considerably more expensive place to live than most other locations across America.
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   100=National Average

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Over 2 years ago

No place is perfect, but Santa Cruz is the best place if you have to live in the Bay Area. Neighbors here commute to Google and Stanford. Santa Cruz offers a better  More

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