Cost of living in San Diego, California, United States

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.52
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.97
12 eggs, large $3.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.00
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $2.18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $10
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.37
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,237
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $115
Internet 8MB (1 month) $44
40” flat screen TV $526
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $118
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $73
1 pair of leather business shoes $85
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,280
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.01
Monthly ticket public transport $76
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $6
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.93
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.63
Tube of toothpaste $2.66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $38
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $143
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $73
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Capuccino in expat area of the city $4.02
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.91
iPod nano 16GB $150
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.57
1 month of gym membership in business district $41
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.98
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,048 prices entered by 354 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2015.

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