San Jose travel budget

San Jose: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to San Jose

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in San Jose for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 162 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 3110*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 217 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 5559*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 296 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 92 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 35 per person

Total budget:

$ 8769*

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in San Jose compared to United States in 2022

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in San Jose in 2022 is 15% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in San Jose in 2022 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in San Jose by expense type

Restaurant budget in San Jose

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in San Jose is 23% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 24/person
($ 18 to $ 35)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 45/person
($ 29 to $ 87)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10.3/person
($ 9.1 to $ 14)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8 for 500ml
($ 5.7 to $ 12)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.7
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.3 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 4.5)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.6/cup
($ 3.5 to $ 7.4)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 2 to $ 3.9)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.6/bottle
($ 1.8 to $ 5.7)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Hotel and accommodation budget in San Jose

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in San Jose is 46% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 189/night
($ 134 to $ 267)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 245/night
($ 170 to $ 336)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 347/night
($ 242 to $ 468)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 751/night
($ 504 to $ 1077)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 222/month
($ 222 to $ 222)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 253/month
($ 181 to $ 349)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 229/month
($ 151 to $ 336)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 299/month
($ 241 to $ 355)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 244/month
($ 165 to $ 366)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in San Jose

On average, the price of supermarket food in San Jose is 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Bread
Bread
$ 4.2/500g
($ 2.5 to $ 6.6)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Rice
Rice
$ 3.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 10)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.8/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 5.7)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 14/kg
($ 5 to $ 26)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Apples
Apples
$ 5.4/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 10)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.7/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 10)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.7)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Public and private transport budget in San Jose

On average, the price of transport in San Jose is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.9/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 4.5)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.2
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.9
($ 3.9 to $ 5.7)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Car hire
Car hire
$ 42/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 189)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in San Jose

On average, budget for leisure activities in San Jose is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 18/ticket
($ 14 to $ 24)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 15 to $ 41)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in San Jose

On average, shopping budget in San Jose is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 10.3 to $ 13)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.6
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 49
($ 29 to $ 69)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 29 to $ 54)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → New York City
London → New York City
London → New York City
$ 427
(fair price: $ 398)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
$ 186
(fair price: $ 133)
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
$ 541
(fair price: $ 472)
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
$ 449
(fair price: $ 398)
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
$ 734
(fair price: $ 646)
London → Miami (Florida)
London → Miami (Florida)
London → Miami (Florida)
$ 523
(fair price: $ 461)


About this information on the cost of living in San Jose

The information about the cost of living in San Jose shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in San Jose was updated on 17-05-2022.

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