Cost of Living in Menlo Park, California

119%
higher than national avg.
356%
Housing
9%
Utilities
29%
Groceries
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Menlo Park, California's cost of living is 119% higher than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area. PayScale's Cost of Living Calculator can help you find out more about how your individual needs will factor in when beginning your research to figure out how much it would cost you to relocate.

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Cost of Living in Menlo Park, California by Expense Category

Housing, Utilities & Transportation
Menlo Park's housing expenses are 356% higher than the national average and the utility prices are 9% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 34% higher than the national average.
Median Home Price
$1,583,749
Median Rent
$4,961 / month
Energy Bill
$182.92 / month
Phone Bill
$194.98 / month
Gas
$3.51 / gallon
Food & Grocery
Menlo Park has grocery prices that are 29% higher than the national average.
Loaf of Bread
$4.28
Gallon of Milk
$2.49
Carton of Eggs
$2.33
Bunch of Bananas
$4.32
Hamburger
$5.45
Healthcare
Healthcare in Menlo Park is 20% higher than the national average.
Doctor's Visit
$132.96
Dentist Visit
$114.23
Optometrist Visit
$124.59
Rx Drug
$529.64
Veterinary Visit
$62.84