Mountain View, California gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 231, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 131.0 percent higher than the U.S. average and 54.1 percent lower than the average for California.
A typical home costs $1,773,700, which is 424.6 percent more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 141.8 percent more expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Mountain View costs $3,470 per month, which is 142.7 percent more than the national average of $1,430 and 38.0 percent more than the state average of $2,150.
To live comfortably in Mountain View, California, a minimum annual income of $339,840 for a family, and $118,400 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Mountain View is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Mountain View, California is more expensive.
Mountain View cost of living is 231.0