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Milpitas, California has a cost of living index rating slightly higher than that if the nation at 105 due largely to its relatively high housing costs making up 47% - well above the national average of 42%. Utility costs are also relatively high owing most likely to its warm climate and power sources like coal or nuclear energy. However when looked at closely these figures give a more nuanced perspective because it represents an overall moderate cost of living compared with almost anywhere else in America while still providing citizens with access to city amenities such as recreational facilities, educational institutes and cultural centers. Transportation makes up 12 percent, groceries 10%, healthcare 9% contributing further towards higher living expenses for those who choose this place as their home.Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Milpitas is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Milpitas, California is more expensive.
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