According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Cupertino has an overall cost of living index of 253 which is 2.5x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Cupertino has a cost of living index that's 1.8x higher than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Cupertino ranks as #6,379 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Cupertino ranks as the #28 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Cupertino||California||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in California, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Cupertino|
|Santa Clara, CA||127,721||192||0.8x|
|Mountain View, CA||81,656||219||0.9x|
|Menlo Park, CA||34,138||288||1.1x|
|Los Altos, CA||30,504||342||1.4x|
|San Carlos, CA||30,154||237||0.9x|
|North Fair Oaks, CA||14,372||179||0.7x|