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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means San Jose, California is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means San Jose, California is more expensive.

Overall, San Jose, California cost of living is 222.20.

  COST OF LIVINGSan Jose, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  222100
  Grocery  120.4100
  Health  114100
  Housing  455100
  Utilities  128100
  Transportation  112100
  Miscellaneous  105100

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San Jose
No one knows it, but San Jose is larger than San Francisco. In fact it recently became the 10th largest city in the... (read more)
Getting around without a car
I moved back to San Jose a little over a year ago and got rid of my truck. I live close to Light Rail and working for VTA I get to ride free of charge. As long as you... (read more)
If the freeways were parking lots. . .
then, the city would be rich! Traffic in the Bay Area is horrible. Wonder if underground transportation system like that of Japan would take off here! The food... (read more)
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this is and will never be a melting pot
San Jose is roughly 50 per cent Vietnamese and other asian. Thanks to all those assembly jobs that had to be done here in 2000 but are now done in Asia. It does not... (read more)
Used to be called "The Valley of the Heart's Delig
Lived here since 1999 but will need to move. If one locked in housing costs by buying years ago, it is not so bad and one might be siting on a gold mine. We're lucky... (read more)
The statistics are out of date on San Jose. We have a majority of Hispanics and a minority of caucasians. Our crime rate the last two years (due to poor governing by the... (read more)
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