Cost of living in California


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Restaurants Cost Range  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $14.59 $9.55 - $20.92 help_outline
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.70 $5.59 - $9.15 help_outline
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.89 $1.09 - $2.73 help_outline
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.58 $0.98 - $2.21 help_outline

California - Cost of restaurants
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Groceries Cost Range  
Bread
1 loaf
$3.23 $1.77 - $4.25 help_outline
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.00 $3.25 - $8.35 help_outline
Milk (1 gallon) $3.69 $2.52 - $4.76 help_outline
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.13 $1.73 - $3.92 help_outline
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.28 $2.41 - $6.30 help_outline
Apples (1 lb) $1.92 $1.07 - $2.87 help_outline
Bananas (1 lb) $0.84 $0.51 - $1.33 help_outline
Oranges (1 lb) $1.67 $0.76 - $2.95 help_outline
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.88 $1.01 - $2.71 help_outline
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.21 $0.63 - $1.97 help_outline
Onions (1 lb) $1.20 $0.56 - $1.82 help_outline

California - Cost of groceries
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Transportation Cost Range  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.46 $2.90 - $3.88 help_outline
Monthly public transit pass $63.15 $57.94 - $83.83 help_outline
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,914.04 $17,872.79 - $24,861.35 help_outline
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $20.00 $14.00 - $28.58 help_outline

California - Cost of transportation
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Housing Cost Range  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$62.08 $37.82 - $89.05 help_outline
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,702.48 $1,379.51 - $2,076.81 help_outline
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,501.26 $1,214.11 - $1,805.67 help_outline
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$115.05 $53.63 - $189.57 help_outline

California - Cost of housing
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Childcare Cost Range  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $987.56 $543.94 - $1,388.03 help_outline
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $17,439.86 $8,273.08 - $23,002.11 help_outline

California - Cost of childcare
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Entertainment and Sports Cost Range  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.45 $3.83 - $6.68 help_outline
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.15 $2.84 - $5.02 help_outline
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.44 $6.11 - $9.41 help_outline
Monthly membership at local gym $46.48 $30.32 - $70.78 help_outline
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $12.62 $9.70 - $14.46 help_outline

California - Cost of entertainment and sports
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Clothing Cost Range  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$46.23 $25.01 - $62.34 help_outline
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$36.86 $19.20 - $54.58 help_outline
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$74.85 $45.77 - $101.19 help_outline
Men's business shoes (leather) $104.11 $54.61 - $151.73 help_outline

California - Cost of clothing
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Page last updated: November 2019
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