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San Diego, California

Business Costs
Electricity 11.8¢/kilowatt-hour
Workers' Compensation $2,095/employee/year
Median Hourly Wage $15.15
State Business Tax 8.84%
Health Insurance $9,091/family/year
Class A Office Space $34.20/sq. foot
Sales Tax 7.75%
Consumer Costs
Median Home Price $575,000
Property Tax 1.07%/$1,000 value
Gasoline $2.70/gallon
Movie Ticket $9.50
New Vehicle Registration $113-$373
Basic Cable $45/month
Grand Slam Breakfast $3.99

Coeur d'Alene Idaho

Business Costs
Electricity 3.1¢/kilowatt-hour
Workers' Compensation $210/employee/year
Median Hourly Wage $12.40
State Business Tax 7.6%
Health Insurance $8,563/family/year
Class A Office Space $1.20-$1.50/sq. foot
Sales Tax 5%
Consumer Costs
Median Home Price $180,000
Property Tax 2.09%/$1,000 value
Gasoline $2.45/gallon
Movie Ticket $7.50
New Vehicle Registration $35-$60
Basic Cable $51/month
Grand Slam Breakfast $4.49

Sources: Coeur d'Alene Assn. of Realtors, San Diego Assn. of Realtors, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Idaho Dept. of Commerce and Labor, Kaiser Family Foundation, The Tax Foundation, Cushman & Wakefield, Automotive.com, Inc. research

Last updated: May 1, 2006




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