“That’s the downside to San Diego. Once you live here, you never want to live anywhere else. Unfortunately, everyone else already lives here.”
— Kiersten White
Young people (20-34 years old): 27%
Median salary (1-4 years of experience): $57,265
Median home price: $572,100
Rent / 1 bedroom apartment: $1,798
Most popular employers: University of California, United States Navy, Sharp Health Care, San Diego Unified School District, Qualcomm Inc.
Events: SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK, US SAND SCULPTING CHALLENGE & DIMENSIONAL ART EXPO, KAABOO DEL MAR FESTIVAL, SAN DIEGO BAYFAIR, USA ULTIMATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS etc.
San Diego is a Mecca for people who want to be employed in fish and cellular technology industries. Despite standard employers like schools, hospitals, and army, this city is a home for 2 large seafood companies and major producers of wireless cellular technology. There are several software security and biotechnology companies too.
The crime rate is not very high. It was ranked one of the safest cities in 2013.
Entertainment in San Diego is highly developed. It is a city of multiple museums with an opera house and theatre too. You can see multiple sports teams playing here and it is home to a professional baseball team too. The city can boast several green parks, a zoo, an amusement park etc. Many people enjoy beer tours and voyages on cruise ships organized here.
Secondary education in the city is represented by public schools most often. There is the second-largest school district in California with about 200 different schools located here. That it why moving to San Diego can be so beneficial for those who planning the kids in near future. San Diego is a very eye-catching city and you will undoubtedly love its unsurpassed scenery.
The average monthly salary in San Diego is $4,772 (before taxes) but if you plan to live alone the biggest part of this salary will be taken by rental as the cheapest studio costs about $1,500 here. With the minimum amount of money for food that is equal $316 according to Numbeo, and utility bills that cost over $100, it will be difficult to save much living alone. 80% of local residents use cars to move along the roads, so traffic is rather heavy here. There is an extensive range of cycle routes, a light rail system, buses, other types of rail too.