Cost of living in Oakland, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Oakland, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $6,484
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $4,212
  • 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 May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.00
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.18
12 eggs, large $4.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $2.58
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.27
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,579
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $3,049
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,592
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $2,394
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $72
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $49
40” flat screen tv $375
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $101
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $29
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $56
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $40
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $122
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,338
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.95
Monthly ticket public transport $104
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $27
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $165
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.84
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.72
Tube of toothpaste $2.21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $32
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $56
2 tickets to the movies $24
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 $99
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $346
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $107
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 55 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2022

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