Cost of living in San Jose, California, United States

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Latest price update: February 28, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.87
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.35
12 eggs, large $3.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.08
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.12
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $3.64
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.75
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $18
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.12
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $3,460
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $116
Internet 8MB (1 month) $52
40” flat screen TV $650
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $110
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $16
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $42
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $103
1 pair of leather business shoes $91
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $30,183
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.19
Monthly ticket public transport $74
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $9
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.78
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $8
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.77
Tube of toothpaste $3.19
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $22
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $56
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $156
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $98
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Capuccino in expat area of the city $4.23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.84
iPod nano 16GB $194
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.31
1 month of gym membership in business district $62
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.79

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