Cost of living in San Jose, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in San Jose, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $6,009
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,584
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in San Jose, California
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.79
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.08
12 eggs, large $5.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.99
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $22
2 liters of coca-cola $2.48
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.00
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,975
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,373
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $157
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,358
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,603
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $95
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $48
40” flat screen tv $328
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $27
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $54
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $57
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $95
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $114
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $29,564
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.39
Monthly ticket public transport $79
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $37
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $123
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.68
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.98
Tube of toothpaste $2.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $25
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $261
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $91
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $6.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $502
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.50
1 month of gym membership in business district $57
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 177 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: October 06, 2022

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