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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.

San Jose, California cost of living is 222.20.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  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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Living in San Jose California

Very diverse in culture and lots to do, and top to it off, the awesome weather especially in the Spring. The only negative, very high cost of living.... (Read More)



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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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