Cost of living in Los Angeles, California, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.92
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.98
12 eggs, large $4.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.82
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.67
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.40
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,379
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,993
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $171
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,955
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,340
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $107
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $44
40” flat screen TV $396
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $56
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $51
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $91
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $119
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,441
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.78
Monthly ticket public transport $99
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $23
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $110
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.75
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.27
Tube of toothpaste $2.10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $176
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $87
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPod nano 16GB $134
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.28
1 month of gym membership in business district $59
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,203 prices entered by 826 different people.
Latest price update: June 26, 2017.

LA position in our World Ranking

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22nd
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8th
out of 76
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8th
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