Santa Monica, CA Cost of Living

Santa Monica cost of living index

IndexSanta MonicaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index205133100
Goods & Services index105106100
Groceries index103114100
Health care index111110100
Housing index433189100
Transportation index108111100
Utilities index114114100
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 Monica is 53.5% greater than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Santa Monica is 104.7% 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 Santa Monica, CA is $3.62.
  • The price of gas in Santa Monica is 10.4% 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 Santa Monica, CA is $5.16.
  • The price of coffee in Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica, CA is $9.00.
  • The price of pizza in Santa Monica is 1.3% 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 Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica, CA

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles8710.3
Studio City, Los Angeles878.8
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles8711.9
Playa Del Ray, Los Angeles874.9
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles874.6
Glenwood, Glendale8716.2
Century City, Los Angeles875
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles8611.7
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Mid City West, Los Angeles868
Westwood, Los Angeles864.3
Venice, Los Angeles862.8
El Miradero, Glendale8616.3
Westchester, Los Angeles866.6
Encino, Los Angeles869.6
Los Feliz, Los Angeles8613.2
North Torrance, Torrance8513.6
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Cities near Santa Monica, CA

CityScoreMiles
Hidden Hills, CA8913.4
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8817.7
Agoura Hills, CA8818
Santa Susana, CA8821.4
La CaƱada Flintridge, CA8721.1
Thousand Oaks, CA8722.4
Westlake Village, CA8720.1
Ladera Heights, CA877.2
CityScoreMiles
Newport Beach, CA8742.5
Marina del Rey, CA873.5
Palos Verdes Estates, CA8616.2
Torrance, CA8615.3
Manhattan Beach, CA8610.4
Camarillo, CA8634.1
Simi Valley, CA8624
South Pasadena, CA8620.6
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