The first thing most people like to check when looking into a town or neighborhood is the cost of living there and the housing prices or rental fees. While this place is a bit more affordable than the other cities in the area (we're looking at you, San Francisco) - it is definitely not a cheap place to live. Cali is not a cheap state to live in.
The overall cost of living index is 174, which is a lot more than the national average. And you guessed it - rent and property prices are the biggest factors in such a high cost of living index. If you choose to buy a home here, you should know that the median home price is around $730,000. About 40% of people actually own their homes around here - others choose to rent. If you are a renter, be prepared to spend around $2,100 for a 1-bedroom apartment. So - what salary do you need to live here? Of course, it depends on the kind of lifestyle you intend to lead, but if you are looking to live alone in your own place, you should earn about $60,000.