Cost of living in Bakersfield, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Bakersfield, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,564
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,785
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List of prices in Bakersfield, California, United States. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.32
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.97
12 eggs, large $3.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.26
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.69
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $1.59
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.75
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,273
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,053
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $199
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,153
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $791
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $123
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $52
40” flat screen tv $388
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $121
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $49
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $40
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $101
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $126
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,572
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.90
Monthly ticket public transport $38
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $24
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $95
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.98
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.08
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.91
Tube of toothpaste $2.05
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $43
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $122
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $72
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.16
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district $33
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 18 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: December 23, 2020

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