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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 19.76% lower than in San Diego, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Jose are 41.48% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in San Jose are 69.90% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Jose are 37.08% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in San Jose are 14.39% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Jose is 62.79% lower than in San Diego, CA
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  San Diego, CASan JoseDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(8,508.84 ₡)
7.23 $
(4,100.00 ₡)
     -51.81 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(34,035.38 ₡)
44.07 $
(25,000.00 ₡)
     -26.55 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $
(4,254.42 ₡)
7.05 $
(4,000.00 ₡)
     -5.98 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(3,403.54 ₡)
2.64 $
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -55.93 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.75 $
(3,828.98 ₡)
4.41 $
(2,500.00 ₡)
     -34.71 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 $
(2,437.85 ₡)
2.72 $
(1,541.18 ₡)
     -36.78 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.04 $
(1,155.43 ₡)
1.60 $
(910.00 ₡)
     -21.24 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.64 $
(933.00 ₡)
1.36 $
(771.67 ₡)
     -17.29 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.45 $
(1,957.03 ₡)
5.26 $
(2,983.73 ₡)
     +52.46 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.56 $
(1,450.43 ₡)
1.88 $
(1,064.44 ₡)
     -26.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $
(807.94 ₡)
0.89 $
(504.62 ₡)
     -37.54 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.98 $
(1,690.05 ₡)
2.55 $
(1,444.96 ₡)
     -14.50 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.13 $
(2,908.00 ₡)
2.79 $
(1,584.09 ₡)
     -45.53 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.93 $
(2,230.38 ₡)
3.70 $
(2,099.56 ₡)
     -5.87 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.29 $
(2,999.84 ₡)
4.44 $
(2,516.49 ₡)
     -16.11 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.50 $
(850.89 ₡)
2.32 $
(1,315.46 ₡)
     +54.60 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 $
(435.55 ₡)
0.62 $
(353.30 ₡)
     -18.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 $
(533.63 ₡)
1.29 $
(730.79 ₡)
     +36.95 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.69 $
(959.04 ₡)
1.18 $
(671.92 ₡)
     -29.94 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.98 $
(558.14 ₡)
0.92 $
(524.15 ₡)
     -6.09 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.91 $
(515.17 ₡)
0.85 $
(484.93 ₡)
     -5.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.41 $
(802.26 ₡)
0.90 $
(508.00 ₡)
     -36.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.98 $
(1,122.69 ₡)
1.95 $
(1,105.56 ₡)
     -1.53 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $
(7,087.87 ₡)
10.58 $
(6,000.00 ₡)
     -15.35 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.40 $
(1,363.54 ₡)
1.86 $
(1,056.50 ₡)
     -22.52 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.37 $
(2,480.33 ₡)
2.97 $
(1,684.75 ₡)
     -32.08 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(4,538.05 ₡)
3.53 $
(2,000.00 ₡)
     -55.93 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(1,418.14 ₡)
0.62 $
(350.00 ₡)
     -75.32 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(40,842.45 ₡)
41.87 $
(23,750.00 ₡)
     -41.85 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(1,588.32 ₡)
1.14 $
(645.00 ₡)
     -59.39 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(1,701.77 ₡)
1.93 $
(1,094.35 ₡)
     -35.69 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(14,181.41 ₡)
8.81 $
(5,000.00 ₡)
     -64.74 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.47 $
(1,969.50 ₡)
4.07 $
(2,309.39 ₡)
     +17.26 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(13,046,895.13 ₡)
22,035.89 $
(12,500,000.00 ₡)
     -4.19 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,781.27 $
(11,221,048.34 ₡)
26,249.49 $
(14,890,187.40 ₡)
     +32.70 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 125.46 $
(71,165.76 ₡)
75.31 $
(42,722.30 ₡)
     -39.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(57.99 ₡)
0.06 $
(35.27 ₡)
     -39.17 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.10 $
(37,497.50 ₡)
82.13 $
(46,589.97 ₡)
     +24.25 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.96 $
(22,099.24 ₡)
63.58 $
(36,066.67 ₡)
     +63.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.91 $
(11,293.56 ₡)
12.45 $
(7,062.50 ₡)
     -37.46 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(7,941.59 ₡)
5.64 $
(3,200.00 ₡)
     -59.71 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 976.93 $
(554,171.60 ₡)
378.63 $
(214,782.14 ₡)
     -61.24 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,428.57 $
(9,319,210.81 ₡)
7,985.40 $
(4,529,766.67 ₡)
     -51.39 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.29 $
(26,826.30 ₡)
67.41 $
(38,241.46 ₡)
     +42.55 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.27 $
(19,437.17 ₡)
60.41 $
(34,270.20 ₡)
     +76.31 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.09 $
(44,294.69 ₡)
103.11 $
(58,492.10 ₡)
     +32.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.83 $
(60,031.49 ₡)
99.72 $
(56,568.58 ₡)
     -5.77 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,860.99 $
(1,055,656.99 ₡)
554.63 $
(314,615.38 ₡)
     -70.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,464.18 $
(830,564.92 ₡)
432.86 $
(245,544.22 ₡)
     -70.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,154.05 $
(1,789,157.06 ₡)
945.18 $
(536,159.88 ₡)
     -70.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,499.14 $
(1,417,650.87 ₡)
769.69 $
(436,611.31 ₡)
     -69.20 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 530.11 $
(300,708.78 ₡)
134.22 $
(76,136.69 ₡)
     -74.68 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 384.80 $
(218,281.33 ₡)
106.64 $
(60,494.82 ₡)
     -72.29 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,082.12 $
(2,315,609.02 ₡)
889.07 $
(504,333.33 ₡)
     -78.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.11 9.18      +123.37 %
Last update: July 2018July 2018
Contributors:269125
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD