Santa Monica, CA Cost of Living Index

Santa Monica cost of living index

IndexSanta MonicaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index159127100
Goods & Services index105106100
Groceries index103114100
Health care index111110100
Housing index280177100
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 24.9% greater than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Santa Monica is 58.8% 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
Studio City, Los Angeles888.8
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles884.6
Glenwood, Glendale8816.2
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles8811.9
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles8711.7
Century City, Los Angeles875
Mid City West, Los Angeles878
Westwood, Los Angeles874.3
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Venice, Los Angeles872.8
Westchester, Los Angeles876.6
Los Feliz, Los Angeles8713.2
North Torrance, Torrance8613.6
El Miradero, Glendale8616.3
Valley Village, Los Angeles8611.6
Sawtelle, Los Angeles862.6
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles8610.3
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Cities near Santa Monica, CA

CityScoreMiles
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8917.7
Hidden Hills, CA8913.4
Agoura Hills, CA8918
Santa Susana, CA8921.4
Thousand Oaks, CA8822.4
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA8819.9
Ladera Heights, CA887.2
Marina del Rey, CA873.5
CityScoreMiles
La CaƱada Flintridge, CA8721.1
Newport Beach, CA8742.5
Torrance, CA8715.3
Westlake Village, CA8720.1
Manhattan Beach, CA8710.4
Camarillo, CA8734.1
South Pasadena, CA8720.6
Topanga, CA868.1
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