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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and San Jose 

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Consumer Prices in San Jose are 23.69% lower than in San Diego, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Jose are 44.74% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in San Jose are 72.25% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Jose are 39.60% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in San Jose are 19.53% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Jose is 65.15% lower than in San Diego, CA
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  San Diego, CASan JoseDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(8,894.00 ₡)
7.08 $
(4,200.00 ₡)
     -52.78 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(35,576.01 ₡)
42.16 $
(25,000.00 ₡)
     -29.73 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $
(4,447.00 ₡)
6.75 $
(4,000.00 ₡)
     -10.05 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(3,557.60 ₡)
2.53 $
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -57.84 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(4,150.53 ₡)
4.22 $
(2,500.00 ₡)
     -39.77 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.37 $
(2,590.55 ₡)
2.61 $
(1,549.33 ₡)
     -40.19 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.00 $
(1,188.68 ₡)
1.48 $
(875.47 ₡)
     -26.35 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.61 $
(954.06 ₡)
1.29 $
(765.60 ₡)
     -19.75 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.41 $
(2,022.25 ₡)
5.14 $
(3,044.85 ₡)
     +50.57 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.82 $
(1,671.09 ₡)
1.62 $
(962.28 ₡)
     -42.42 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.54 $
(912.39 ₡)
0.89 $
(526.17 ₡)
     -42.33 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.06 $
(1,815.94 ₡)
2.59 $
(1,534.57 ₡)
     -15.49 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.07 $
(3,007.02 ₡)
2.79 $
(1,654.74 ₡)
     -44.97 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.97 $
(2,352.30 ₡)
3.76 $
(2,230.41 ₡)
     -5.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.25 $
(3,111.21 ₡)
4.10 $
(2,429.97 ₡)
     -21.90 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.50 $
(889.27 ₡)
1.96 $
(1,160.99 ₡)
     +30.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 $
(444.47 ₡)
0.59 $
(350.78 ₡)
     -21.08 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.95 $
(560.69 ₡)
1.08 $
(640.70 ₡)
     +14.27 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.66 $
(984.09 ₡)
1.18 $
(701.59 ₡)
     -28.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 $
(607.85 ₡)
0.90 $
(534.23 ₡)
     -12.11 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.93 $
(550.79 ₡)
0.82 $
(489.06 ₡)
     -11.21 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $
(807.87 ₡)
0.89 $
(528.00 ₡)
     -34.64 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $
(1,082.53 ₡)
1.99 $
(1,177.78 ₡)
     +8.80 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(7,115.20 ₡)
10.12 $
(6,000.00 ₡)
     -15.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $
(1,380.35 ₡)
1.71 $
(1,014.29 ₡)
     -26.52 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.16 $
(2,467.68 ₡)
2.88 $
(1,707.69 ₡)
     -30.80 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(4,743.47 ₡)
3.37 $
(2,000.00 ₡)
     -57.84 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(1,482.33 ₡)
0.67 $
(400.00 ₡)
     -73.02 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(42,691.21 ₡)
40.90 $
(24,250.00 ₡)
     -43.20 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(1,660.21 ₡)
1.09 $
(647.50 ₡)
     -61.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(1,778.80 ₡)
1.87 $
(1,110.45 ₡)
     -37.57 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.50 $
(14,526.87 ₡)
8.43 $
(5,000.00 ₡)
     -65.58 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.62 $
(2,143.47 ₡)
4.00 $
(2,373.95 ₡)
     +10.75 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,400.00 $
(13,874,642.82 ₡)
22,104.09 $
(13,106,252.50 ₡)
     -5.54 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,852.24 $
(11,771,056.10 ₡)
24,969.79 $
(14,805,422.25 ₡)
     +25.78 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 122.97 $
(72,911.62 ₡)
70.87 $
(42,019.92 ₡)
     -42.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(65.88 ₡)
0.06 $
(35.07 ₡)
     -46.76 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.84 $
(39,630.81 ₡)
76.06 $
(45,096.40 ₡)
     +13.79 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.52 $
(23,433.60 ₡)
61.16 $
(36,263.16 ₡)
     +54.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.18 $
(11,373.54 ₡)
10.26 $
(6,083.33 ₡)
     -46.51 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(8,301.07 ₡)
5.40 $
(3,200.00 ₡)
     -61.45 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,003.18 $
(594,816.89 ₡)
366.10 $
(217,070.96 ₡)
     -63.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,222.22 $
(10,211,631.71 ₡)
8,154.93 $
(4,835,328.71 ₡)
     -52.65 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.73 $
(27,709.80 ₡)
66.97 $
(39,705.88 ₡)
     +43.29 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.30 $
(20,336.81 ₡)
56.01 $
(33,210.25 ₡)
     +63.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.14 $
(46,334.72 ₡)
103.19 $
(61,184.93 ₡)
     +32.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.61 $
(63,212.08 ₡)
101.93 $
(60,440.04 ₡)
     -4.39 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,865.62 $
(1,106,186.90 ₡)
505.37 $
(299,650.17 ₡)
     -72.91 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,491.36 $
(884,277.03 ₡)
408.17 $
(242,016.11 ₡)
     -72.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,175.68 $
(1,882,964.35 ₡)
874.01 $
(518,227.43 ₡)
     -72.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,486.66 $
(1,474,423.36 ₡)
715.02 $
(423,960.80 ₡)
     -71.25 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 533.16 $
(316,129.71 ₡)
129.90 $
(77,024.30 ₡)
     -75.64 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 384.57 $
(228,026.18 ₡)
105.13 $
(62,333.19 ₡)
     -72.66 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,155.19 $
(2,463,751.44 ₡)
800.36 $
(474,562.50 ₡)
     -80.74 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.10 9.16      +123.45 %
Last update: October 2018October 2018
Contributors:294130
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD