Living in Thousand OaksMoving to California? No one can blame you. The sunshine, fantastic beaches, diverse population, food, Hollywood, technology, and job opportunities are some of the amazing reasons to live there. But if there’s one thing you should know it’s that it’s going to cost you a lot.

The good news is not everything in California will dent your pocket. Here are the things you can enjoy in California at considerably lower prices:

1. Furniture

Yup, California furniture can be inexpensive if you know how to look for the right shop. If you head to furniture stores in Thousand Oaks or anywhere in the state, you can spot a variety of pieces — from vintage to contemporary or even whimsical — at discounted prices.

2. Housing

To be clear, California remains to have one of the most expensive housing costs in the country. When compared to New York, however, it’s 66% less. Overall, everything in NY is much costlier than California.

3. Leisure

Food and drink cost a lot in the state, and so does watching movies. However, when you have plenty of options, you have many ways to save on entertainment. Go to public beaches, attend festivals, or visit Los Angeles and do all of its free activities.

4. Gym Memberships

Whether you love Planet Fitness or Gold’s Gym, you can certainly find one in key cities and towns around the state. If you don’t want to spend any money on a membership, go to the public beaches. Some have free gym installations for you to use anytime you like.

Moving to California sure requires smart budgeting skills. Nevertheless, some things are affordable than other states. To top it off, the state — or at least most of its cities — offers high salaries. This should help offset the high cost of living. In the end, it’s a win-win, isn’t it?