Cost of living in Long Beach, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Long Beach, California

Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,209
Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,957
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List of prices in Long Beach, California, United States. Current as of Dec 2019.

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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 $4.00
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.05
12 eggs, large $3.29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.55
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.85
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.55
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,414
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,904
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $133
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,578
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,153
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $76
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $44
40” flat screen TV $303
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $92
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $25
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $46
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $107
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,415
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.00
Monthly ticket public transport $75
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $76
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.87
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.03
Tube of toothpaste $1.57
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $146
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $78
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.66
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.51
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $1.47
1 month of gym membership in business district $43
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $9
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 234 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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