Cost of living in Riverside, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Riverside, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,479
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,050
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Riverside, California
Current as of May 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) $11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.03
12 eggs, large $4.42
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.53
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.94
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.83
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $2.75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.75
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,413
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,937
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $252
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,718
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,238
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $188
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $86
40” flat screen tv $388
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $94
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $43
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $55
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $36
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $63
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $76
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $30,160
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.37
Monthly ticket public transport $93
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $33
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.33
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $29
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $31
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.88
4 rolls of toilet paper $5.17
Tube of toothpaste $2.75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $86
2 tickets to the movies $30
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 $110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.82
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $543
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district $40
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $13
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 50 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2024

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