San Diego, CA Cost of Living

San Diego cost of living index

IndexSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index140133100
Goods & Services index104106100
Groceries index105114100
Health care index109110100
Housing index219189100
Transportation index112111100
Utilities index108114100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in San Diego is 4.9% greater than the California average.
  • The cost of living in San Diego is 39.9% greater than the national average.
  • Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in San Diego, CA is $3.65.
  • The price of gas in San Diego is 11.1% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.30 per gallon.
  • Joplin, MO is the least expensive city for gas at $2.82 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in San Diego, CA is $5.16.
  • The price of coffee in San Diego is 18.2% higher than the national average.
  • Honolulu, HI is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.77.
  • Anniston, AL is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.99.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in San Diego, CA is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in San Diego is 13.9% lower than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Ponca City, OK is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.50.

California average prices compared to national average

The average prices for San Diego, CA goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around San Diego, CA

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
La Jolla, San Diego8810.1
Roseville, San Diego864.1
Marina, San Diego860.6
Columbia, San Diego860.6
Pacific Beach, San Diego867.7
Ocean Beach, San Diego865.3
Old Town, San Diego852.6
Rolling Hills Ranch, Chula Vista8512.5
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Midtown, San Diego851.9
Little Italy, San Diego850.9
Estlake Greens, Chula Vista8512.8
Yosemite Dr, Chula Vista8513
Kensington, San Diego854.9
University City, San Diego8410.5
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista8410.2
Loma Portal, San Diego844.3
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Cities near San Diego, CA

CityScoreMiles
Rancho Santa Fe, CA8621.2
Coronado, CA862.4
Carlsbad, CA8532.5
Encinitas, CA8423.5
Poway, CA8418.6
Solana Beach, CA8420.1
Fairbanks Ranch, CA8419.4
CityScoreMiles
Granite Hills, CA8316.1
Santee, CA8213.8
Chula Vista, CA816.9
Rancho San Diego, CA8113.3
Alpine, CA8124.4
La Mesa, CA818.8
Hidden Meadows, CA8135.3
San Marcos, CA8129.5
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