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San Diego’s cost of living increases four percent

The cost of living in San Diego went up about four-percent in the past year. The U.S. Department of Labor says increases in gas prices, medical care and housing led the increase.

Prices for gasoline in San Diego increased 23-percent in the past year and nearly seven-percent in the past six months. Medical care prices went up slightly more than seven-percent in the past year. Housing costs increased four-percent. The Labor Department's Consumer Price Index or CPI for San Diego measures the costs of a select group of goods and services.

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