Sunnyvale, CA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
206
Sunnyvale's Overall Cost Of Living
2.1x
Higher Than The National Average
581 out of 634
In California
6,315 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Sunnyvale is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Sunnyvale, CA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sunnyvale has an overall cost of living index of 206 which is 2.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only California, Sunnyvale has a cost of living index that's 1.5x higher than California's index of 140.

The standard of living in Sunnyvale ranks as #6,322 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in California. By definition, that implies Sunnyvale ranks as the #85 most expensive place in the Golden State.

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Sunnyvale Cost Of Living Vs. California

Living Expense Sunnyvale California National Average
Overall 206 140 100
Services 130 111 100
Groceries 126 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 387 196 100
Transportation 137 128 100
Utilities 121 118 100
For more reading on cost of living around California, check out:
Sunnyvale Cost of Living Vs. CA

Sunnyvale, 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.

$1,223,600
Median Home Value
$2,508
Median Rent
$140,631
Median Income
Statistic Sunnyvale California United States
Median Home Value $1,223,600 $505,000 $217,500
Median Rent $2,508 $1,503 $1,062
Median Income $140,631 $75,235 $62,843
Home Value To Income 8.7x 6.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Sunnyvale Services Costs Vs. California

Item Sunnyvale California
Shampoo $1.33 $1.01
Movie $12.11 $10.72
Bowling $19.83 $13.86

Detailed Sunnyvale Groceries Costs Vs. California

Item Sunnyvale California
Ground Beef $3.71 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.35 $1.4
Milk $2.39 $1.96

Detailed Sunnyvale Health Costs Vs. California

Item Sunnyvale California
Haircut $19.71 $17.49
Beauty Salon $67.86 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.93 $2.32

Detailed Sunnyvale Transportation Costs Vs. California

Item Sunnyvale California
Potatoes $2.66 $3.18
Pizza $13.7 $10.39
Beer $10.49 $9.23
Optometrist $136.71 $106.34
Doctor $150.71 $115.25
Dentist $139.14 $98.38

Detailed Sunnyvale Utilities Costs Vs. California

Item Sunnyvale California
Gasoline $3.79 $2.59
Tire Balancing $61.0 $48.9
All Electricity $228.47 $167.6
Phone $184.65 $163.42

Sunnyvale SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Sunnyvale

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Sunnyvale
Santa Clara, CA 127,721 192 0.9x
San Mateo, CA 104,333 208 1.0x
Mountain View, CA 81,656 219 1.1x
Palo Alto, CA 66,573 305 1.5x
Cupertino, CA 60,257 253 1.2x
Menlo Park, CA 34,138 288 1.4x
Saratoga, CA 30,697 311 1.5x
Los Altos, CA 30,504 342 1.7x
San Carlos, CA 30,154 237 1.2x
Belmont, CA 27,097 232 1.1x

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