Los Angeles: The Second Most Expensive Place to Live in the US.

If you like warm and sunny weather that is not too hot and doesn’t get too cold in the winter, Los Angeles is a good place to live. The only problem is that you have to have major amounts of money or a plethora of room-mates to live there comfortably. There is plenty to do, though, but, according to a lot of people, the major downsides are the pollution, traffic and the high cost of living. The average house starts at $600K and they are rather small at that price. Apartment living is your best bet but, don’t let the following sticker prices fool you.

Apartments range from about $550 per month for a studio apartment in MidWilshire (not the greatest area) all the way up to $3,640 per month for a 2 bedroom apartment at the Jefferson in Hollywood. Of course, if you factor in the gas prices of $3.16 per gallon as of August 2010, in contrast to the National average of $2.75 per gallon, the outrageous food prices, utility costs through the roof and State Taxes that are not really bad but they will take a chunk out of your pay, Los Angeles is a very high-priced place to live.

Table of Contents

1. City History
2. Living in City
3. Job Opportunities
4. Restaurants & Food
5. Arts & Entertainment
6. Sightseeing
7. Nightlife
8. Shopping & Fashion
9. Health & Beauty
10. Hotel & Hospitality
11. Education
12. Transportation
13. Government Services

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