Cost of living in Oakland, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Oakland, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $6,839
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $4,252
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Oakland, California
Current as of Apr 2024.

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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) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.23
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.29
12 eggs, large $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.03
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $3.11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.52
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,677
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,878
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 $2,508
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,894
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $137
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $65
40” flat screen tv $310
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $101
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $34
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $63
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $49
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $122
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $131
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,764
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.34
Monthly ticket public transport $140
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $30
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $180
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.19
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.99
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.98
Tube of toothpaste $1.50
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $26
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $55
2 tickets to the movies $27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $240
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $109
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $353
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district $65
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $12
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 192 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2024

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