Cost of living in Los Angeles, California, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.04
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.95
12 eggs, large $4.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.79
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.76
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.38
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,459
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,874
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $149
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,824
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,247
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $96
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $45
40” flat screen TV $392
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $23
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $54
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $48
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $89
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $109
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,166
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.75
Monthly ticket public transport $100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $20
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $127
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.20
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.17
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.00
Tube of toothpaste $2.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $45
2 tickets to the movies $27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $190
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 $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.67
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
iPod nano 16GB $162
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.34
1 month of gym membership in business district $45
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,772 prices entered by 605 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2016.

LA position in our World Ranking

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8th
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