- by C.C.
San Jose, Calif
- Property Tax Rate: 0.794 percent
- Cost of Living: 222.2
- Average Monthly Health Insurance Cost: $258
San Jose is among the cities where half of its residents can’t afford to buy a home.
But is that any surprise? With the second-highest median home value — a stunning $1.17 million — you would need to be a millionaire to get a typical house there.