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Columbus, OH vs San Jose, CA

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San Jose is 187.6% more expensive than Columbus.
San Jose housing costs are 658.0% more expensive than Columbus housing costs.
Health related expenses are 5.0% more in San Jose.

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 Columbus, OHSan Jose, CAUnited States

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Reviews for Columbus    139 Reviews
Juarez Mexico is better than Columbus imho - 5/3/2019
I've lived in both St Louis, USA, and Juarez, Mexico. Let me start out by saying, Columbus does not hold a candle to either city. I first traveled to Columbus... Read More

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Just look past the surface and you'll find a gem - 1/5/2019
I was born in Columbus and grew up in Hilliard. By the time I went to college, I applied only to out of state schools because I wanted adventure and had only known the... Read More

Bland but not awful - 7/23/2018
I moved to Cbus in 2007 from St. Louis. Having been here a sufficient length of time, I can give an unbiased appraisal of the city. First, let me start off by saying... Read More

Reviews for San Jose    90 Reviews
Great place but expensive - 7/19/2019
I've lived here since 2000. Overall, it's great. Very diverse, and anything you could want to do is here or within driving distance. The weather is great. Low humidity,... Read More

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San Jose DOES NOT average 2 inches of SNOW a year - 1/23/2019
Whoever wrote the San Jose averages 2 inches of snow a year must have been kicked in the head by a donkey. It does not snow in San Jose. There is sometimes snow on the... Read More

I Always Want To Call San Jose Home - 9/26/2018
I've lived around Northern California and in Chicago and its suburbs. My goal was always to get back to the San Jose area. The societal climate and weather climate can't... Read More

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