Los Gatos, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Los Gatos's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Los Gatos is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Los Gatos, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Los Gatos has an overall cost of living index of 260 which is 2.6x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Los Gatos has a cost of living index that's 1.9x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Los Gatos ranks as #6382 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Los Gatos ranks as the #25 most expensive place in the Golden State.

Los Gatos Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Los Gatos California National Average
Overall 260 140 100
Services 130 111 100
Groceries 126 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 568 196 100
Transportation 137 128 100
Utilities 121 118 100
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Los Gatos, CA Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Los Gatos California United States
Median Home Value $1,586,700 $475,900 $204,900
Median Rent $2,209 $1,429 $1,023
Median Income $140,395 $71,228 $60,293
Home Value To Income 11.3x 6.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.24x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Los Gatos

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Los Gatos
San Jose, CA 1,026,658 181 0.7x
Sunnyvale, CA 152,323 206 0.8x
Santa Clara, CA 126,209 192 0.7x
Mountain View, CA 80,993 219 0.8x
Milpitas, CA 77,457 181 0.7x
Palo Alto, CA 67,019 305 1.2x
Cupertino, CA 60,614 253 1.0x
Campbell, CA 42,470 199 0.8x
Saratoga, CA 30,886 311 1.2x
Los Altos, CA 30,588 342 1.3x

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