According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Santa Clara has an overall cost of living index of 192 which is 1.9x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only California, Santa Clara has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than California's index of 140.
The standard of living in Santa Clara ranks as #6,281 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Santa Clara ranks as the #126 most expensive place in the Golden State.
|Living Expense||Santa Clara||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. Santa Clara|
|Mountain View, CA||81,656||219||1.1x|
|Menlo Park, CA||34,138||288||1.5x|
|Los Altos, CA||30,504||342||1.8x|
|San Carlos, CA||30,154||237||1.2x|
|North Fair Oaks, CA||14,372||179||0.9x|