According to the most recent data on the cost of living, San Bruno has an overall cost of living index of 184 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, San Bruno has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in San Bruno ranks as #6,241 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies San Bruno ranks as the #178 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||San Bruno||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. San Bruno||San Mateo, CA||103,619||205||1.1x||South San Francisco, CA||66,878||182||1.0x||Pacifica, CA||38,663||189||1.0x||Menlo Park, CA||35,211||289||1.6x||San Lorenzo, CA||30,117||151||0.8x||Burlingame, CA||30,071||273||1.5x||San Carlos, CA||29,647||237||1.3x||Belmont, CA||26,963||231||1.3x||Millbrae, CA||22,998||229||1.2x||North Fair Oaks, CA||14,992||179||1.0x|