Tampa, Florida vs. Palo Alto, California

Cost of Living Comparison

A salary of $64,000 in Tampa, Florida should increase to $267,109 in Palo Alto, California (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered. Click here to customize.)

- Overall, Palo Alto, California is more expensive than Tampa, Florida
- Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Median Home Cost is 715% more expensive in Palo Alto.
Cost of Living IndexesTampa, FLPalo Alto, CADifference
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered103.7432.8317.4% more
Food & Groceries105.1124.418.4% more
Housing (Homeowner)94.91275.21,243.7% more
Median Home Cost$381,000$3,107,600$2,726,600 (715.6% more)
Utilities96.389.96.6% less
Transportation112.1140.625.4% more
Health100.3107.77.4% more
Miscellaneous96.3105.910.0% more
100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)

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