According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Hillsborough has an overall cost of living index of 344 which is 3.4x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Hillsborough has a cost of living index that's 2.5x higher than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Hillsborough ranks as #6404 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Hillsborough ranks as the #3 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Hillsborough||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. Hillsborough||San Mateo, CA||104,035||208||0.6x||South San Francisco, CA||67,294||182||0.5x||San Bruno, CA||43,114||187||0.5x||Menlo Park, CA||33,869||288||0.8x||Los Altos, CA||30,588||342||1.0x||Burlingame, CA||30,459||275||0.8x||San Carlos, CA||30,080||237||0.7x||Belmont, CA||27,110||232||0.7x||San Lorenzo, CA||25,388||152||0.4x||Millbrae, CA||22,703||229||0.7x|