San Jose, 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 $1,184,400, which is 250.3 percent more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 61.5 percent more expensive than the average California home, at $733,500. Renting a two-bedroom unit in San Jose costs $2,960 per month, which is 107.0 percent more than the national average of $1,430 and 27.4 percent more than the state average of $2,150.
To live comfortably in San Jose, California, a minimum annual income of $226,800 for a family, and $100,800 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means San Jose is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means San Jose, California is more expensive.
San Jose cost of living is 231.0