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Is it expensive to get a driver's license/residency in California?

Asked by steveprutz (180points) December 14th, 2008

I am thinking about gaining residency in California, and needed first-hand advice on the expenses and if the rumors of a $300 DL have any truth.

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Judi's avatar

A drivers license is $28.00 in California. You may be confused with registration fees for you car which are more and are based on the value of the car, county of residence and other arbitrary things.

miasmom's avatar

The license is cheap, but insurance is expensive. :) Good Luck!

Trustinglife's avatar

My insurance is only $42/month, so it’s not always expensive.

miasmom's avatar

wow, trustinglife, where are you at? That is awesome!

Trustinglife's avatar

San Rafael, just north of SF. I have an old car (‘90) and work from home. Oh, and a great driving record. That’s a good recipe!

seVen's avatar

I wouldn’t know, I’m in Connecticut.

miasmom's avatar

yes, the good driving record helps immensely, plus years of driving experience…that is such a great price! We pay 150 a month (my hubby and I) but we also don’t live by a major city, which also helps.

Judi's avatar

I’m assuming you guys are liability only, right?

miasmom's avatar

oh no, complete insurance

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