Cost of living in Sacramento, California, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.62
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.05
12 eggs, large $4.46
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.77
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,705
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,547
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $172
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,562
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,192
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $106
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $43
40” flat screen TV $351
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $158
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $52
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $75
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $117
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,792
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.89
Monthly ticket public transport $83
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $32
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $109
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.38
Tube of toothpaste $1.87
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $50
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $173
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $89
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.71
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $428
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.28
1 month of gym membership in business district $47
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,097 prices entered by 176 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2018.

Sacramento position in our World Ranking

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49th
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n. america
24th
out of 104
usa
22nd
out of 88

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