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Overall 103%
Goods & Services 30%
Housing 276%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexWest San JoseSan JoseCalifornia
Cost of living203181140
Goods & Services130130111
Groceries126126118
Health care127127113
Housing376303196
Transportation137137128
Utilities121121118

Key findings

  • The cost of living in West San Jose is 45% higher than the San Jose average
  • The cost of living in West San Jose is 103% higher than the national average
  • West San Jose housing is 276% higher than the national average
  • California general sales tax is 42% higher than the national average
  • California state income tax is 55% lower than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Household$107,156$8,930$2,500$3,215

      California Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      California7.25%10.5%

      California Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      California1%13.3%

      Goods & Services

      ItemSan JoseNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.71$17.4912.7%
      Beauty Salon $67.86$38.1777.8%
      Toothpaste $2.93$2.3226.2%
      Shampoo $1.33$1.0131.4%
      Movie $12.11$10.7212.9%
      Bowling $19.83$13.8643.1%

      Groceries

      ItemSan JoseNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.71$3.904.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.35$1.403.3%
      Milk $2.39$1.9621.8%
      Potatoes $2.66$3.1816.4%
      Pizza $13.70$10.3931.8%
      Beer $10.49$9.2313.7%

      Health Care

      ItemSan JoseNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $136.71$106.3428.6%
      Doctor $150.71$115.2530.8%
      Dentist $139.14$98.3841.4%
      Ibuprofen $11.99$9.2629.5%
      Lipitor $442.32$466.475.2%

      Housing

      ItemSan JoseNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $658,000.00$184,700.00256.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,196.29$1,273.32151.0%
      Apartment Rent $1,689.00$949.0078.0%

      Transportation

      ItemSan JoseNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.79$2.5946.2%
      Tire Balancing $61.00$48.9024.8%

      Utilities

      ItemSan JoseNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$228.47$167.6036.3%
      Phone $184.65$163.4213.0%
      Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Mountain View CDP, CA2,58513838%
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      Lompico, CA90214848%
      Boulder Creek, CA4,44215757%
      Alum Rock, CA11,87715959%
      San Jose, CA1,009,36318181%

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      Austin, TX907,7791099%
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      Columbus, OH837,03890-10%
      San Jose, CA1,009,36318181%
      Source: The West San Jose, San Jose, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.