San Diego, CA Cost of Living Index

San Diego cost of living index

IndexSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index126131100
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index106113100
Health care index112108100
Housing index170185100
Transportation index107108100
Utilities index113110100
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 4.2% less than the California average.
  • The cost of living in San Diego is 25.7% 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 $3.81.
  • The price of gas in San Diego is 5.0% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.55 per gallon.
  • Augusta, GA is the least expensive city for gas at $3.11 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in San Diego, CA is $6.21.
  • The price of coffee in San Diego is 22.5% higher than the national average.
  • Juneau, AK is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.29.
  • Waco, TX is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.79.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in San Diego, CA is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in San Diego is 11.8% lower than the national average.
  • Dothan, AL is the most expensive city for pizza at $14.79.
  • Ogden, UT is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.33.

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

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Bird Land, San Diego0.8North Hills, San Diego2.8
Serra Mesa, San Diego1Moreno Mission, San Diego2.8
West University Heights, San Diego1.3Grantville, San Diego2.8
Mission Valley, San Diego1.6Old Town, San Diego2.9
Linda Vista, San Diego1.7Bay Park, San Diego3.2
Normal Heights, San Diego1.7Clairemont Mesa, San Diego3.2
Kensington, San Diego2.6City Heights West, San Diego3.4
Midtown, San Diego2.8Kearny Mesa, San Diego3.4
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Cities near San Diego, CA

CityMilesCityMiles
San Diego, CA0Santee, CA10.3
Coronado, CA7.2Bonita, CA10.6
La Mesa, CA7.2El Cajon, CA10.9
Lemon Grove, CA7.3Bostonia, CA11.8
National City, CA8.1Chula Vista, CA11.9
La Presa, CA9.5Rancho San Diego, CA13.1
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA9.9Winter Gardens, CA13.4
Spring Valley, CA10.1Granite Hills, CA13.8
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