How Much It Costs To Live Comfortably in 20 West Coast Cities

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2023-06-09 22:00:12  • 13 mins

The cost of living continues to rise across the U.S.

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With inflation causing a rapid rise in the price of food, gas and housing costs, it seems like it's hard to keep up with how expensive everything is becoming. Maybe you're even considering moving to another location to see whether you can save more money.

We've collected data on some of the most popular growing cities in the U.S. to show you how much it costs to live there. We've analyzed the housing, food, healthcare and transportation costs to get an idea of what you need to make in order to live in each location.

Here's how much it costs to live comfortably in 20 West Coast cities.

Mesa, Arizona

  • Total Cost for Homeowner: $107,010
  • Total Cost for Renter: $83,682
  • Median Income: $65,725
  • Monthly Mortgage: $2,720
  • Monthly Rent Cost: $1,748
  • Annual Grocery Costs: $5,112
  • Annual Healthcare Costs: $5,043
  • Annual Utilities Costs: $4,227
  • Annual Transportation Costs: $6,477

Mesa is a popular retirement destination but also boasts 10 colleges with over 40,000 enrolled students, giving it a mix of all ages. It is known for outdoor activities, beautiful desert landscape and, of course, a lot of sunny days year round. Rent is under $1,800 per month, and grocery costs are 3% lower than the national average, making Mesa less expensive than some of the big cities nearby. But you still need to make a lot more than the median income to live comfortably in Mesa.

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