Cost of Living in San Jose

Summary about cost of living in San Jose, CA, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 12.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $ 45.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 7.00-11.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.00-9.25
Cappuccino (regular) 4.61 $ 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 $ 1.50-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.52 $ 3.00-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.85 $ 1.00-5.99
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 $ 0.70-2.79
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.04 $ 1.98-3.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.96 $ 2.89-13.99
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.56 $ 1.60-9.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.81 $ 2.72-11.99
Apples (1 lb) 1.46 $ 0.50-2.50
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.60-2.99
Oranges (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.50-3.59
Tomato (1 lb) 1.34 $ 0.50-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.30-1.49
Onion (1 lb) 0.88 $ 0.50-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 $ 1.39-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $ 1.00-2.89
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 7.90-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.84 $ 1.43-4.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 $ 2.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 6.99-12.99
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.25-4.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $ 75.00-90.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 25.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.41 $ 2.91-3.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 22,000.00-26,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,964.29 $ 20,000.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.85 $ 100.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 $ 0.05-0.39
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.48 $ 45.00-89.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.61 $ 25.00-98.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.40 $ 0.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 12.00-17.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,725.45 $ 1,300.00-2,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,283.33 $ 15,200.00-40,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.86 $ 27.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.26 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.21 $ 45.00-109.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.15 $ 60.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,730.12 $ 2,250.00-3,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,339.63 $ 1,825.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,076.10 $ 3,600.00-5,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,678.29 $ 3,200.00-4,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 888.97 $ 749.99-2,493.31
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 682.44 $ 550.00-799.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,531.06 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.74 3.00-4.28

Prices in San Jose, California

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Last update: May 2021
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1 Comments so far
Archibald Tuttle on Oct 30, 2017:
Keep in mind that there are scores of couples, both with advanced technical degrees, usually making over $100k per household. That really drives prices up.