|The cost of living in California (CA) is higher than the nationwide average. The average yearly pay in California is $53,215.00, which is higher than the U.S. average annual salary by $6,473.00.
The consumer price index (CPI) of 238 in California is 6.25% higher than the U.S. city average CPI of 224.
This is calculated by averaging the information about the major
metropolitan areas of the state and not by taking the state cost
of living information directly. The factors in the calculation
include the average California annual salary, California
tax rates and the regional California consumer price index.