A recent GOBankingRates study listed the 15 best and worst cities in the country for saving money. Due to California’s higher cost of living in general, it’s no surprise to see several Southern California cities make the list in terms of worst places to save.

GOBankingRates examined the 60 largest cities in the United States, based on seven factors: median household income, unemployment rate, median home list price, median rent price, average gas price, average monthly cost of groceries, and sales tax.

Among the Southern California cities listed among the worst for saving: Santa Ana (No. 13), San Diego (No. 12), Long Beach (No. 10), Anaheim (No. 5) and Los Angeles (No. 2). In fact, most of the worst cities for saving were located in California.

Median home listing price and median rent were the main drivers that make it so hard to save in these cities. Even with rising income and lower unemployment rates, Southern California cities (especially LA) are finding home buying to be increasingly expensive.

Though none of the best places to save were in California, a few were in the western portion of the United States. Portland was No. 14 on that list, while Mesa (No. 12), Colorado Springs (No. 11), Phoenix (No. 10) and Tucson (No. 8) also appeared.

Graphic courtesy of GOBankingRates