San Jose is a large city surrounded by rolling hills in Silicon Valley, a major technology hub in California’s Bay Area. Architectural landmarks, from the 1883 Italianate-style Odd fellows building to Spanish Colonial Revival structures, make up the downtown historic district . To find out the cost of living in San Jose, California (United States), See the chart below.

Cost of Living in San Jose, California (United States) is given below in detail :

Expense Type Cost (Local Currency)
Lunch One Person (including a drink) in the business district$17
Fast Food Combo Meal at Restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)$9
500 grams (1/2 kg) of boneless chicken breast$5.28
1 liter of whole fat milk$1.07
1 dozen (12) Large eggs$4.20
1 kilogram of tomatoes (2 lbs)$3.77
0.5 kg (500 grams) local cheese$6
1 kg of apples (2 lb.) $3.76
1 kg of potatoes (2 lb.)$1.76
0.5 litre domestic beer at a supermarket (16 oz)$3.17
1 bottle of good quality red table wine$17
2 liters of Soft Drink (Coca-Cola)$2.50
2 people meal (Bread only)$1.92
Monthly rent of a 900 Sqft furnished accommodation in Posh area$2,946
Monthly rent of a 900 Sqft furnished accommodation in Average area$2,640
 2 people Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for 914 sq. ft. apartment$123
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Posh or Expensive area$3,127
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Average area$1,819
1 person Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for (480 Sqft) studio$92
1 month Internet Connection (8 mbps$47
40 inch flat-screen TV $251
Microwave 800 to 900 Watt made by Bosch, LG, or similar brands$105
Laundry detergent (3 litres~ or 100 oz.)$10
Cleaning hourly rate$35
1 jeans pair from Levis or similar brand$47
Single warm weather dress at Top brand like Zara, H&M or similar$67
Single pair of shoes for sports like Nike, Adidas, or similar brands$74
Single pair of men’s leather formal shoes$132
1.4 cc base vehicle price (Volkswagen Golf)$27,289
1 liter 0.25 gallon) of gas/fuel$0.96
Public transport monthly ticket $92
Business day taxi usage, 8 km. i.e. 5 miles$19
 6 days cold treatment medicine like Tylenol, Coldrex, or similar brands$8
Antibiotics Box (12 doses)$24
Private Doctor Visit (15 minutes)$104
32 tampons (1 Box)$5.95
Deodorant or roll-on  (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)$3.57
Hair shampoo & conditioner(400 ml ~ 12 oz.)$4.79
Toilet paper 4 rolls$3.35
Toothpaste tube$1.82
Men’s haircut at the VIP area$23
Average dinner for two at a pub$64
2 movie tickets$28
2 tickets to best seats at a theater$162
Dinner for two people at an Italian restaurant in the the VIP area including appetizer, main course, wine and dessert$88
One cocktail drink at a downtown club$13
Coffee (Cappuccino) in the VIP area of the city$5.66
1 beer at a neighbourhood pub (500ml)$8
128GB iPad with supported Wi-Fi $433
1 minute of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts included)$0.11
1 month of  business district gym membership$54
1 pack of cigarettes (Marlboro)$8