Cost of living in Long Beach, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Long Beach, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,319
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,377
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Long Beach, California
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.48
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.95
12 eggs, large $2.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.58
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola $1.77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.61
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,223
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,064
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $168
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,941
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,416
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $95
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $52
40” flat screen tv $283
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $42
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $101
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,556
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.02
Monthly ticket public transport $80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
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Personal Care Update prices
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) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.09
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.15
Tube of toothpaste $1.63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $86
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $432
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district $41
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 27 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2022

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