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 $ 10.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 45.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 6.50-11.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 4.99-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.00-12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 $ 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.78 $ 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 $ 1.50-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.39 $ 3.00-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.76 $ 1.00-5.99
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.70-2.79
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.12 $ 1.61-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.29 $ 3.00-13.99
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.04 $ 1.60-9.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.43 $ 5.00-10.49
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 $ 0.50-4.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.60-2.99
Oranges (1 lb) 1.38 $ 0.50-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.48 $ 0.50-3.49
Potato (1 lb) 1.08 $ 0.30-1.49
Onion (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.50-1.10
Lettuce (1 head) 1.87 $ 1.39-2.29
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.55 $ 0.67-2.89
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 7.90-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.94 $ 1.43-4.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 9.00-12.99
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 $ 2.50-4.95
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $ 75.00-160.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 20.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.52 $ 2.98-4.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,400.00 $ 21,000.00-26,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,208.33 $ 20,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.41 $ 100.00-231.82
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $ 0.05-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.05 $ 45.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.10 $ 25.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.40 $ 0.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 12.00-16.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,613.85 $ 1,200.00-2,100.00
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) 43.40 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.44 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.95 $ 45.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 104.37 $ 60.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,565.32 $ 2,000.00-3,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,291.05 $ 1,800.00-3,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,089.92 $ 3,560.00-5,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,699.09 $ 3,200.00-4,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 907.86 $ 749.99-2,493.31
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 705.06 $ 550.00-799.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,895.83 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.57 3.00-4.20

Prices in San Jose, California

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Last update: July 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.