Find out how much it costs to live in San Diego.
Anyone who has visited, or lives in San Diego can admit: the city is quite expensive, with a cost of living much higher than the national average. You won't find much of a break in the way of taxes either, with a "Least Tax Friendly" rating from Kiplinger. Whether or not the California lifestyle is worth the cost will be solely up to you.
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In 2014, the Governor reinstated the property tax postponement program, which provides property-tax relief to senior citizens, with revisions. Senior, blind and disabled citizens with an annual income of less than $35,000 and 40% equity in their homes can defer payment of property taxes, beginning September 2016. Each county may also implement a property tax postponement program of its own if it elects to do so.
For more detailed tax information from Kiplinger, visit www.kiplinger.com/tool/retirement/T055-S001-state-by-state-guide-to-taxes-on-retirees/
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Sunny San Diego has an average unemployment rate, and an average percentage of individuals 65+ who are in the workforce. The University of California, County of San Diego, and the San Diego Unified school district are some of the largest employers in the area.
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