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Cost of living study: San Diegans likely paying at least $2,600 a month

Posted: 5:46 PM, Jul 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-02 20:46:03-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's cost of living runs more than $2,500 a month, making it one of the worst monthly hits in the country's biggest cities, according to a new study.

San Diego's cost of living ranked 64th out of the study's 75 most populous U.S. cities, according to Move.org . Average monthly costs in America's Finest City came in at about $2,665, the study revealed.

In San Diego, prices were broken down by rent for a one-bedroom apartment, utilities, internet, gasoline, and groceries for one month:

  • Rent: $1,970.93
  • Utilities: $131.66
  • Internet: $65.05
  • Gasoline: $186.15
  • Groceries: $312.07

Prices were pulled from Numbeo's updated estimates in June 2019.

Charting as the absolute worst cities for cost of living where San Francisco ($4,210.60 a month), New York City ($3,956.11 a month), and San Jose, Calif. ($3,289.07 a month.) Half of the study's 10 worst cities were located in California.

On the other end of the spectrum, El Paso, Texas, ranked best with a monthly cost of living of $1,182.96, followed by Lincoln, Neb. ($1,291.50 a month), and Toledo, Ohio ($1,322.93 a month.)

In comparison, rent for a one-bedroom apartment in El Paso costs an estimated $658.53 a month.

The full study can be read online here .