Santa Maria, CA Cost of Living Index

Santa Maria cost of living index

IndexSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index106131100
Goods & Services index94107100
Groceries index105113100
Health care index103108100
Housing index123185100
Transportation index102108100
Utilities index104110100
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 Santa Maria is 19% less than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Santa Maria is 6.2% 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 Santa Maria, CA is $3.66.
  • The price of gas in Santa Maria is 1.2% 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 Santa Maria, CA is $5.99.
  • The price of coffee in Santa Maria is 19.7% 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 Santa Maria, CA is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria, 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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