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Retire To San Luis Obispo, CA
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San Luis Obispo, California is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.




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San Luis Obispo, California
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San Luis Obispo, California


San Luis Obispo Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
San Luis Obispo County blank blank blank 269,637
San Luis Obispo 41,958 44,174 45,119 46,377



San Luis Obispo
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2016 .$602,68011.2%
Dec $565,689 . .
Nov $566,207 . .
Oct $663,182 . .
Sep $635,184 . .
Aug $616,328 . .
Jul $608,048 . .
Jun $618,333 . .
May $593,639 . .
Apr $582,472 . .
Mar $594,302 . .
Feb $565,034 . .
Jan $646,000 . .
2015 .$541,882-2.1%
2014 .$553,72510.2%
2013 .$502,48612.0%
2012 . $448,462 0.3%
2011 . $446,991 -4.9%
2010 . $469,967 -0.8%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2016)
. San Luis Obispo GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $602,680 $374,000
Nearest Big City Los Angeles na
Home Sales Price in Los Angeles $503,000 $291,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 97% of Los Angeles home prices 104%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2016)
. San Luis Obispo GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $602,680 $374,000
Monthly Rent $2,027 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 20.0 times the annual rent 17.1



San Luis Obispo
Cost of Living (2016)
151% GPTR 99 City Average
110%



San Luis Obispo Taxes
(2016-17)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 8.3% -- 10* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 121 days 6* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



San Luis Obispo Building Permits
(single family homes)
2015 151
2014 139
2013 57
2012 42
2011 8
2010 9



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