Palo Alto, CA Cost of Living

Palo Alto cost of living index

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index333133100
Goods & Services index107106100
Groceries index121114100
Health care index116110100
Housing index846189100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index126114100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in Palo Alto is 149.8% greater than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Palo Alto is 233.1% greater than the national average.
  • Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in Palo Alto, CA is $3.60.
  • The price of gas in Palo Alto is 9.9% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.30 per gallon.
  • Joplin, MO is the least expensive city for gas at $2.82 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Palo Alto, CA is $6.26.
  • The price of coffee in Palo Alto is 32.6% higher than the national average.
  • Honolulu, HI is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.77.
  • Anniston, AL is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.99.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Palo Alto, CA is $10.00.
  • The price of pizza in Palo Alto is 8.9% higher than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Ponca City, OK is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.50.

California average prices compared to national average

The average prices for Palo Alto, CA goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Palo Alto, CA

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Professorville, Palo Alto910.4
Crescent Park, Palo Alto910.8
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto900.5
Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto902.4
Southgate, Palo Alto900.8
Fair Meadow, Palo Alto891.8
Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto890.4
Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo8913
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Charleston Gardens, Palo Alto892.6
University South, Palo Alto890.6
Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto890.8
Evergreen Park, Palo Alto881
San Mateo Park, San Mateo8814.1
Midtown, Palo Alto881.1
Barron Park, Palo Alto882.1
Beresford, San Mateo8811.7
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Cities near Palo Alto, CA

CityScoreMiles
Monte Sereno, CA8916.4
Lafayette, CA8830.7
Danville, CA8827.4
Los Altos, CA884.2
Sereno del Mar, CA8818.2
Belmont, CA889.1
San Ramon, CA8825
Orinda, CA8830.1
CityScoreMiles
Camino Tassajara, CA8827.5
Foster City, CA8710.7
Saratoga, CA8714
Cupertino, CA8710.2
Ross, CA8742.4
Atherton, CA873.3
Mill Valley, CA8738.9
Pleasanton, CA8721.2
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