San Diego’s Cost of Living Crisis
Making ends meet in San Diego has never been easy.
Housing is famously expensive — but it’s hardly the only line item that’s stressed local budgets. As the region comes out of the pandemic, cost-of-living pains are more acute than ever. Voice of San Diego dedicated a week of stories to explore specific ways that burden was impacting residents. We spoke to families who agreed to breakdown their monthly spending to show how they’re making it work.
We also combed through energy and water bills to see the policy decisions behind the fees, investigated how the single largest cost most families face (housing) ends up increasing the price of the second-largest item (transportation).
cost of living crisis
A breakdown of mostly everything on a gas and electric bill, and how global, national and local events and decisions conspired to hit San Diego households in 2022.
The numbers are stacked against San Diegans. Costs are up for housing, gas, utility bills and more. Four individuals gave Voice of San Diego an inside look at their household budgets to show just how much it costs to live in this county.
There’s nothing new about it being expensive to live in San Diego – but even by our standards, it feels like it’s been an especially tough time for working families. That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate this entire week to stories on how typical San Diegans are…
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