Santa Monica, CA Cost of Living Index

Santa Monica cost of living index

IndexSanta MonicaCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index163131100
Goods & Services index103107100
Groceries index106113100
Health care index110108100
Housing index295185100
Transportation index106108100
Utilities index112110100
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% greater than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Santa Monica is 62.7% 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 $3.81.
  • The price of gas in Santa Monica is 5.1% 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 Monica, CA is $6.04.
  • The price of coffee in Santa Monica is 20.3% 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 Monica, CA is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Santa Monica 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 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

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Sawtelle, Los Angeles1.9Century City, Los Angeles4.4
Mar Vista, Los Angeles2.7Playa Del Ray, Los Angeles4.7
Venice, Los Angeles2.8Palms, Los Angeles4.9
Brentwood, Los Angeles3.3Bel Air, Los Angeles5.2
Playa Vista, Los Angeles4.2Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles6.6
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles4.3West Adams, Los Angeles6.8
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles4.4Crenshaw, Los Angeles7
Westwood, Los Angeles4.4Westchester, Los Angeles7.5
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Cities near Santa Monica, CA

CityMilesCityMiles
Santa Monica, CA0El Segundo, CA8.2
Marina del Rey, CA3.4Inglewood, CA8.9
Culver City, CA4.7Lennox, CA9.1
Beverly Hills, CA5.9Del Aire, CA9.7
Ladera Heights, CA6.6Manhattan Beach, CA10.2
Los Angeles, CA7.5Hawthorne, CA10.5
West Hollywood, CA7.7Westmont, CA11.7
View Park-Windsor Hills, CA7.9Hermosa Beach, CA11.7
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