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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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Long-term resident of San Jose

I grew up in San Jose. More specifically Cambrian Park (south-west). I graduated from Gilroy High School (moved to Gilroy in Jr Year). I lived in the greater San Jose... (Read More)



High tech haven

I have lived in San Jose' since 1983 so it would bode well to listen to my advice if you're planning to live here. San Jose' is no different than any other major city... (Read More)



great city for those who live fast

l currently live in san jose. own a home here in the city. and have lived in santa clara county since 2001. so i'm definitely a person to listen to if you're thinking... (Read More)



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