Cost of living in Mountain View, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Mountain View, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $7,416
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $5,069
  • 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 Mountain View, California
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.66
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.16
12 eggs, large $4.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.42
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.59
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of coca-cola $2.15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.71
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $4,361
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $3,871
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 $2,876
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $2,512
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $159
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $57
40” flat screen tv $380
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $123
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $40
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $48
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $39
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $109
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,306
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.96
Monthly ticket public transport $129
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $22
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $25
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $72
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.38
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $63
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 $92
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.45
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $69
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 63 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

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