Cost of living in Oakland, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Oakland, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $6,185
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,985
  • Cost of living in Oakland, California is more expensive than in 93% of cities in USA (5 out of 60)
  • Cost of living in Oakland, California is more expensive than in 93% of cities in N. America (6 out of 73)
  • Cost of living in Oakland, California is more expensive than in 95% of cities in the World (13 out of 266)

List of prices in Oakland, California, United States. Current as of Feb 2020.

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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) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.06
12 eggs, large $4.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.94
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.92
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $2.24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.66
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,556
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,695
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $154
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,360
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $2,192
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $80
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $49
40” flat screen tv $309
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $99
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $37
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $52
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $103
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $119
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,128
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.98
Monthly ticket public transport $94
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) $10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $15
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $153
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $5.81
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.22
Tube of toothpaste $2.28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $145
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $95
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.78
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $447
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district $88
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 403 prices entered by 36 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

Oakland position in our World Ranking

the world
13th
out of 266
n. america
6th
out of 73
usa
5th
out of 60

Cheapest and most expensive products in Oakland compared to other cities:

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1st
the world
3rd
the world
4th
n. america
1st
n. america
2nd
n. america
2nd

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