Cost of Living Comparison

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COMPARED TO
USD

California is 52.1% more expensive than Malta.

If you lived in California instead of Malta, you would:
local_dining

pay 9.8% more for restaurants

  Malta help_outline California help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $15.25
€13.37
$14.98 -1.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.45
€7.41
$8.13 -3.8%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.83
€1.61
$2.01 +9.8%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.22
€1.07
$1.65 +35.1%
Average +9.8%

Malta vs. California - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 47.6% more for groceries

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Bread
1 loaf
$1.17
€1.03
$3.40 +190.0%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.64
€4.07
$6.46 +39.3%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.90
€3.42
$3.81 -2.4%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.64
€2.32
$3.20 +21.1%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.44
€3.02
$4.73 +37.6%
Apples (1 lb) $1.36
€1.19
$2.07 +52.2%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.92
€0.80
$0.85 -6.9%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.31
€1.15
$1.73 +32.3%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.26
€1.10
$2.00 +58.9%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.79
€0.70
$1.26 +58.4%
Onions (1 lb) $0.88
€0.77
$1.25 +42.9%
Average +47.6%

Malta vs. California - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 23.0% more for transportation

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Gasoline (1 gallon) $5.71
€5.01
$3.60 -36.9%
Monthly public transit pass $27.96
€24.52
$68.60 +145.3%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $22,900.19
€20,081.20
$23,378.91 +2.1%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $21.61
€18.95
$17.62 -18.5%
Average +23.0%

Malta vs. California - Cost of transportation
home

pay 94.0% more for housing

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Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$37.42
€32.82
$65.15 +74.1%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $901.68
€790.69
$1,818.05 +101.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $736.53
€645.86
$1,599.71 +117.2%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$67.02
€58.77
$122.86 +83.3%
Average +94.0%

Malta vs. California - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 2.4 times more for childcare

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Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $404.47
€354.68
$1,046.41 +158.7%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $7,238.79
€6,347.70
$16,627.51 +129.7%
Average +144.2%

Malta vs. California - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 55.3% more for entertainment and sports

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Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.52
€2.21
$5.77 +128.8%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.37
€2.08
$4.40 +85.7%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.21
€5.44
$8.92 +43.7%
Monthly membership at local gym $62.10
€54.46
$48.18 -22.4%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.37
€8.22
$13.17 +40.5%
Average +55.3%

Malta vs. California - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 9.1% less for clothing

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Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$76.94
€67.47
$46.84 -39.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$36.28
€31.82
$38.52 +6.2%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$90.86
€79.67
$77.00 -15.2%
Men's business shoes (leather) $96.26
€84.41
$107.38 +11.6%
Average -9.1%

Malta vs. California - Cost of clothing
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