The cost of living index of San Jose Metro Area (CA) was 124 for all in 2015.

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The cost of living index measures the difference in the price levels of goods and services across regions. The average cost of living index in the U.S. is 100, with higher values corresponding to costlier goods and services. Data is available for U.S. states and metropolitan areas.

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Economy and Cost of Living Datasets Involving San Jose Metro Area (CA)

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    Housing Cost Burden, 2006-2010

    chhs.data.ca.gov | Last Updated 2017-06-14T18:09:22.000Z

    This table contains data on the percent of households paying more than 30% (or 50%) of monthly household income towards housing costs for California, its regions, counties, cities/towns, and census tracts. Data is from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Consolidated Planning Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) and the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS). The table is part of a series of indicators in the Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project of the Office of Health Equity (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OHE/Pages/Healthy-Communities-Data-and-Indicators-Project-(HCI).aspx). Affordable, quality housing is central to health, conferring protection from the environment and supporting family life. Housing costs—typically the largest, single expense in a family's budget—also impact decisions that affect health. As housing consumes larger proportions of household income, families have less income for nutrition, health care, transportation, education, etc. Severe cost burdens may induce poverty—which is associated with developmental and behavioral problems in children and accelerated cognitive and physical decline in adults. Low-income families and minority communities are disproportionately affected by the lack of affordable, quality housing. More information about the data table and a data dictionary can be found in the Attachments.

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    Housing Affordability Index- California and San Mateo County

    performance.smcgov.org | Last Updated 2016-07-27T18:20:08.000Z

    URL, CA Association of Realtors,

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    San Francisco Buildings

    data.opendatanetwork.com | Last Updated 2015-06-30T19:36:41.000Z

    Buildings data from San Francisco, CA USA revision date 10/4/2013 housefacts data standard v1.2

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    San Francisco Building Inspections

    data.opendatanetwork.com | Last Updated 2018-02-28T23:56:58.000Z

    Building and Inspection data from San Francisco, CA USA revision date 10/4/2013 housefacts data standard v1.2

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    San Francisco Building Inspection Violations

    data.opendatanetwork.com | Last Updated 2014-05-13T18:13:48.000Z

    Building Inspection Violations data from San Francisco, CA USA revision date 10/4/2013 housefacts data standard v1.2

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    Housing Crowding 2006-2010

    chhs.data.ca.gov | Last Updated 2017-06-14T20:10:39.000Z

    This table contains data on the percent of household overcrowding (> 1.0 persons per room) and severe overcrowding (> 1.5 persons per room)for California, its regions, counties, and cities/towns. Data is from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Consolidated Planning Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS). The table is part of a series of indicators in the Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project of the Office of Health Equity (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OHE/Pages/Healthy-Communities-Data-and-Indicators-Project-(HCI).aspx). Residential crowding has been linked to an increased risk of infection from communicable diseases, a higher prevalence of respiratory ailments, and greater vulnerability to homelessness among the poor. Residential crowding reflects demographic and socioeconomic conditions. Older-adult immigrant and recent immigrant communities, families with low income and renter-occupied households are more likely to experience household crowding. A form of residential overcrowding known as "doubling up"—co-residence with family members or friends for economic reasons—is the most commonly reported prior living situation for families and individuals before the onset of homelessness. More information about the data table and a data dictionary can be found in the Attachments.

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    Income Limits for Housing Assistance

    data.smcgov.org | Last Updated 2016-06-06T20:32:02.000Z

    This dataset contains income limits per household size for housing assistance in San Mateo County. These limits are established by the County Housing Department, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of California. In order to qualify, your household must not exceed the income limit that corresponds to the family size (number of residents) of your household. Due to reporting changes required by the State of California and HUD, users are strongly encouraged to review notes and documentation for each year's data by downloading the appropriate report from the San Mateo County Housing Department site: http://housing.smcgov.org/income-and-rent-limits

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    Maximum Affordable Rent Payment Based on Apartment and Household Size

    data.smcgov.org | Last Updated 2016-06-06T20:51:08.000Z

    This dataset contains the affordable rent payment based on apartment and household size in San Mateo County as established by the County Housing Department, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of California. Gaps in data are a result of changing reporting requirements. Due to reporting changes required by the State of California and HUD, users are strongly encouraged to review notes and documentation for each year's data by downloading the appropriate report from the San Mateo County Housing Department site: http://housing.smcgov.org/income-and-rent-limits

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    TCAC Funded Housing Projects

    data.smcgov.org | Last Updated 2015-09-15T18:04:37.000Z

    Locations of housing projects supported by the San Mateo County's Housing Department that qualify for low-income tax credit programs through the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (or "TCAC") which gives incentives for the use of private equity in the development of affordable housing.

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    Living Wage

    chhs.data.ca.gov | Last Updated 2017-02-17T22:39:34.000Z

    This table contains data on the living wage and the percent of families with incomes below the living wage for California, its counties, regions and cities/towns. Living wage is the wage needed to cover basic family expenses (basic needs budget) plus all relevant taxes; it does not include publicly provided income or housing assistance. The percent of families below the living wage was calculated using data from the Living Wage Calculator (http://livingwage.mit.edu/) and the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. The table is part of a series of indicators in the Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project of the Office of Health Equity (http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/HealthyCommunityIndicators.aspx). The living wage is the wage or annual income that covers the cost of the bare necessities of life for a worker and his/her family. These necessities include housing, transportation, food, childcare, health care, and payment of taxes. Low income populations and non-white race/ethnic have disproportionately lower wages, poorer housing, and higher levels of food insecurity. More information about the data table and a data dictionary can be found in the About/Attachments section.