Summary

Cost of living in San Jose, CA is 44% more expensive than Detroit, MI according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$4,096
$2,288
Cost of Living
$6,609
$2,062
Average Salary
$3,380
$1,698
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$2,600.27
$1,306.39
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$2,180.12
$963.2
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$3,845.94
$2,106.94
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$3,645.11
$1,441.67

Salaries And Financing

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$6,609.1
$2,062.01
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%4.11
%4.19

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$153.98
$155.95
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.19
$0.15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$64.14
$56.51

Markets

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.13
$0.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$3.31
$2.09
Eggs (regular) (12)
$3.19
$1.83
Local Cheese (1kg)
$11.48
$8.67
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.91
$1.76
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$13.91
$11.33
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.65
$1.93
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$3.59
$2.83
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$7.89
$7.23
Apples (1kg)
$4.49
$4
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$9.16
$7.25
Oranges (1kg)
$3.73
$6.21
Potato (1kg)
$2.8
$3.18
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.91
$1.35
Rice (white), (1kg)
$4.51
$3.35
Tomato (1kg)
$4.27
$4.04
Banana (1kg)
$2.34
$0.99
Onion (1kg)
$2.21
$2.94
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$13.3
$9.06

Transportation

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$2.25
$2.08
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$80
$60.67
Gasoline (1 liter)
$0.97
$0.7
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$20,834.84
$21,792.5
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$4.25
$3
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$2.73
$1.38
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$29.67
$12.9
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$21,211.81
$20,660

Clothing And Shoes

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$42.97
$41.34
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$37.6
$34.14
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$73.33
$75.39
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$89.5
$76.79

Restaurants

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$18.29
$12
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$58.39
$45
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$8
$7
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$5.8
$3.67
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$6.67
$4.83
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.93
$1.57
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.69
$1.38
Cappuccino (regular)
$4.34
$3.83

Sports And Leisure

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$47.58
$30.26
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$23.06
$44.17
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$13
$10.5

Childcare

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$1,317.68
$700
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$15,255.56
$16,000

Buy Apartment Price

Name
San Jose, CA
Detroit, MI
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$8,222.67
$678.26
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$6,875.97
$827.36