Special Report

25 Most Expensive Cities to Move

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5. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
> Average total moving cost: $4,962
> 1st month’s rent and deposit: $3,658
> Cost of living: 17.6% greater than nation
> Median household income: $62,544
> Population change from migration: -0.4%

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4. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
> Average total moving cost: $5,098
> 1st month’s rent and deposit: $3,778
> Cost of living: 16.6% greater than nation
> Median household income: $67,320
> Population change from migration: 2.4%

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3. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
> Average total moving cost: $5,190
> 1st month’s rent and deposit: $3,884
> Cost of living: 16.1% greater than nation
> Median household income: $80,032
> Population change from migration: -0.7%

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2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> Average total moving cost: $5,302
> 1st month’s rent and deposit: $3,996
> Cost of living: 21.9% greater than nation
> Median household income: $88,518
> Population change from migration: 4.8%

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1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> Average total moving cost: $5,798
> 1st month’s rent and deposit: $4,496
> Cost of living: 24.1% greater than nation
> Median household income: $101,980
> Population change from migration: 3.0%