Palo Alto, CA Cost of Living Index

Palo Alto cost of living index

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index171131100
Goods & Services index103107100
Groceries index119113100
Health care index115108100
Housing index309185100
Transportation index110108100
Utilities index130110100
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 30.1% greater than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Palo Alto is 70.6% 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 $3.82.
  • The price of gas in Palo Alto is 5.3% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.55 per gallon.
  • Augusta, GA is the least expensive city for gas at $3.11 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Palo Alto, CA is $5.93.
  • The price of coffee in Palo Alto is 18.9% higher than the national average.
  • Juneau, AK is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.29.
  • Waco, TX is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.79.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Palo Alto, CA is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Palo Alto is 11.8% lower than the national average.
  • Dothan, AL is the most expensive city for pizza at $14.79.
  • Ogden, UT is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.33.

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

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Evergreen Park, Palo Alto0.4Barron Park, Palo Alto1.1
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto0.5Fair Meadow, Palo Alto1.3
Ventura, Palo Alto0.7University South, Palo Alto1.4
Midtown, Palo Alto0.7Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto1.4
Southgate, Palo Alto0.7Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto1.5
Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto0.8Green Acres, Palo Alto1.8
Triple El, Palo Alto1.1Crescent Park, Palo Alto1.9
Professorville, Palo Alto1.1Downtown North, Palo Alto2
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Cities near Palo Alto, CA

CityMilesCityMiles
Palo Alto, CA0Los Altos, CA4.8
Stanford, CA1.6North Fair Oaks, CA4.8
East Palo Alto, CA2.6Loyola, CA5.8
Menlo Park, CA2.8Portola Valley, CA5.8
West Menlo Park, CA3.6Redwood City, CA6.5
Atherton, CA4Woodside, CA6.7
Mountain View, CA4Sunnyvale, CA7.3
Los Altos Hills, CA4Emerald Lake Hills, CA7.4
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