Cost of Living in Sunnyvale, CA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$3153
$6847
🛋️ Without rent
$831
$3000
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$2322
$3847
🍽️ Food
$603
$1568
🚐 Transport
$70.1
$191
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3741
😀 Quality of life
85
🏙️ Population
156K

The average cost of living in Sunnyvale is $3153, which is in the top 0.2% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 15th out of 9294 in our global list, 11th out of 2202 in the United States, and 9th out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $3741, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months. Ranked 210th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 58th best city to live in the United States, and 11th most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 156K, Sunnyvale is the 172nd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Moffett Federal Airfield
😷 Air quality Excellent 7.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2 Stanford University
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Prices in Sunnyvale

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$79.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.73
 Cappuccino
$4.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2323
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2152
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4343
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3504
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$75.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$116
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$59.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4620
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11470
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.68
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.24
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.83
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.57
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2063
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$21681

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