Fifth-costliest U.S. locale: San Jose, Calif.
Cost of living: 53.4% above U.S. average

Do you know the way to San Jose? It probably involves a stop at your bank for money.

Silicon Valley's unofficial capital has placed fifth or sixth among America's most-expensive cities every year since CCER began releasing its annual list in 2008.

That's mostly because San Jose housing costs 163.9% above the U.S. average. Zillow estimates the median San Jose home is worth $567,700, up 18.9% in just the past year.

CCER also found that San Jose utilities run 26.6% above average, while groceries cost 21.4% more than most U.S. households pay. Similarly, health care runs 18.2% ahead of average, while transportation is 11.4% more than usual.

If that's not enough to turn you off from moving there, Zillow has some 3,400 San Jose-area properties listed for sale.

If you liked this article you might like

Floyd Mayweather Just Joined List of 10 Outrageously Expensive Celebrity Homes

Move Away From Real Estate Stocks

Move Away From Real Estate Stocks

These Stocks Have Changed Direction

Zillow Sites Start Charging Fee for NYC Rental Listings, And One Big Broker Says No Thanks