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Arlington, Virginia
San Jose, California
USA
COST OF LIVING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
San Jose is 23.0% more expensive than Arlington.
San Jose housing costs are 33.2% more than Arlington housing costs.
Health related expenses are 12.7% more in San Jose.
COST OF LIVING

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Ridiculously Expensive: I have lived many places - Germany, Washington DC, Hawaii, Japan and now San Jose for the last 15 years. We are looking to move next year. Although the climate is... (read more)

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