Palo Alto

Cost of living in Palo Alto, California

Costs of living in Palo Alto are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 250 Teleport cities and the 13th most expensive in the United States. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Palo Alto will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing prices in Palo Alto

Large apartment

$3,900$4,600
$4,200
Median rent in city center
+223%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Medium apartment

$3,100$3,600
$3,300
Median rent in city center
+217%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Small apartment

$2,200$2,600
$2,400
Median rent in city center
+205%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Prices for items of daily living

PricePrice compared to the average price of all citiesPrice ranking compared to all cities
Food & drink
A kilogram of Apples$4.40+63%240/265
Bread$2.30+139%263/265
A Cappuccino$4.20+32%222/265
A beer$2.70+37%223/265
Lunch$13+19%191/265
Transportation
Monthly public transport$130+140%263/265
5km taxi ride$11+52%232/265
Other
Movie ticket$12+29%232/265
Monthly fitness club membership$82+72%248/265