Cost of living in San Jose, California, United States

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.13
12 eggs, large $4.02
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.09
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.11
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $2.60
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.80
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.58
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.74
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,997
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $127
Internet 8MB (1 month) $55
40” flat screen TV $492
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $98
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $42
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $87
1 pair of leather business shoes $94
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $26,966
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.96
Monthly ticket public transport $78
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.60
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.82
Tube of toothpaste $2.77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $60
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $150
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $99
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.22
iPod nano 16GB $186
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.31
1 month of gym membership in business district $59
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $4.94
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 2,302 prices entered by 219 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2015.

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