Cost of living in Los Angeles, California, United States

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.99
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.12
12 eggs, large $4.14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.88
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $1.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.06
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.28
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,563
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $136
Internet 8MB (1 month) $42
40” flat screen TV $497
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $131
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $16
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $48
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $83
1 pair of leather business shoes $125
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $26,642
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.90
Monthly ticket public transport $87
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $24
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.63
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.25
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.25
Tube of toothpaste $1.86
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $42
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $164
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $88
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.61
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPod nano 16GB $153
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.62
1 month of gym membership in business district $59
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,854 prices entered by 751 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2015.

LA position in our World Ranking

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16th
out of 197
n. america
7th
out of 47
usa
7th
out of 37

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