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San Jose, CA vs San Diego, CA

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San Diego is 25.4% less expensive than San Jose.
San Diego housing costs are 35.7% less expensive than San Jose housing costs.
Health related expenses are 11.4% less in San Diego.

Cost of Living
 San Jose, CASan Diego, CAUnited States
 214.5160.1100
 113.7109.7100
 100.589.0100
 433.9279.1100
 $1,003,100$645,300$231,200
 96.8102.8100
 151.0120.2100
 104.8105.6100

100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
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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

Reviews for San Diego    304 Reviews
Before 30 - great ! After that - leave - 1/12/2020
I am a 5th generation Californian . Raised 3 kids here . My combined income about $250k. Reason why I am telling you this is to explain just how prohibitively expensive... Read More

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Give your hard earned income to the entitled - 1/11/2020
Lived here on and off since joining the Navy in 1984. Was once the hidden jewel for weather and cost of living and overall quality of life. Weather stayed, Cost of... Read More

DON'T COME HERE. IT'S BAD - 11/26/2019
I lived in this city for 12 years. I watched it go from a nice place to a severely economically oppressive, corrupt, dangerous city. The City Government is extremely... Read More

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ZIPS IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
95123, 95127, 95111, 95112, 95122, 95116, 95125, 95124, 95148, 95136, 31 total
ZIPS IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
92154, 92126, 92105, 92114, 92115, 92113, 92117, 92129, 92130, 92128, 38 total

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