What It Actually Costs to Live in America’s Most Expensive Cities

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25. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $7,907
> Monthly median family income (all types): $6,539
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $3,702
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $1,121
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $289
> Monthly median individual income: $2,787

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24. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $8,070
> Monthly median family income (all types): $7,634
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $3,849
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $971
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $317
> Monthly median individual income: $2,636

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23. Salinas, CA
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $8,083
> Monthly median family income (all types): $6,405
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $3,880
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $986
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $278
> Monthly median individual income: $2,365

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22. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $8,129
> Monthly median family income (all types): $7,273
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $3,903
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $1,164
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $293
> Monthly median individual income: $3,034

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21. Kingston, NY
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $9,146
> Monthly median family income (all types): $6,569
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $3,465
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $737
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $287
> Monthly median individual income: $2,696