Cost of living in Irvine, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Irvine, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,684
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,620
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List of prices in Irvine, California, United States. Current as of Jan 2021.

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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) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.04
12 eggs, large $3.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.01
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.77
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $2.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.95
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,438
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,236
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $236
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,131
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,480
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $139
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $44
40” flat screen tv $321
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $152
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $15
Hourly rate for cleaning help $27
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $40
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $45
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $91
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $136
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,192
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.00
Monthly ticket public transport $80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $32
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $92
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.71
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.29
Tube of toothpaste $2.22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $285
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $85
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.91
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $427
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.07
1 month of gym membership in business district $41
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 223 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2021

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