Palo Alto, CA Cost of Living Index

Palo Alto cost of living index

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index239127100
Goods & Services index107106100
Groceries index121114100
Health care index116110100
Housing index533177100
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 88.4% greater than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Palo Alto is 139.4% 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 Alto920.4
Crescent Park, Palo Alto910.8
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto910.5
Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto912.4
Southgate, Palo Alto900.8
Fair Meadow, Palo Alto901.8
Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto900.4
Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo9013
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Charleston Gardens, Palo Alto902.6
University South, Palo Alto890.6
Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto890.8
Evergreen Park, Palo Alto891
San Mateo Park, San Mateo8914.1
Barron Park, Palo Alto892.1
Downtown North, Palo Alto891.2
Beresford, San Mateo8911.7
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Cities near Palo Alto, CA

CityScoreMiles
Lafayette, CA8930.7
Monte Sereno, CA8916.4
Sereno del Mar, CA8918.2
San Carlos, CA887.9
Camino Tassajara, CA8827.5
Los Altos, CA884.2
Belmont, CA889.1
Cupertino, CA8810.2
CityScoreMiles
Ross, CA8842.4
San Ramon, CA8825
Pleasanton, CA8821.2
Saranap, CA8831.1
Kensington, CA8733.2
Orinda, CA8730.1
Mill Valley, CA8738.9
Foster City, CA8710.7
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