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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 Mateo, California is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means San Mateo, California is more expensive.

Overall, San Mateo, California cost of living is 269.40.

  COST OF LIVINGSan Mateo, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  269100
  Grocery  118.5100
  Health  111100
  Housing  606100
  Utilities  95100
  Transportation  107100
  Miscellaneous  112100

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excellent climate with few... (read more)
We love our town
San Mateo is one of the perfect spots in the Bay Area. It is close enough to San Francisco and San Jose, has great local restaurants, and many, many family... (read more)
great downtown & people stay here
Lots of stuff happening, great for families, faster commute to downtown SF than many parts of SF... (read more)
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A comfortable place
San Mateo has a diverse mix of people, a pleasant climate, a very pleasant downtown park with lots going on, and pretty much whatever you need handy. It's not far to... (read more)
I love this town!
I have lived in San Mateo for approximately 25 years. I have watched the different neighbors grow and expand during all this time. Currently, our small city is very... (read more)
Pretty nice town
I have lived in San Mateo for about 25 years. It is expensive but less so than some other communities in the Bay Area. There are some beautiful neighborhoods (see... (read more)
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