Cost of living in San Diego, California, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.91
12 eggs, large $3.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.52
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.30
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,420
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,778
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $171
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,997
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,365
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $109
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $56
40” flat screen TV $440
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $117
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $81
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $111
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,614
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.76
Monthly ticket public transport $75
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $14
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $166
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.97
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.14
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.30
Tube of toothpaste $2.18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $44
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $144
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $77
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.79
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
iPod nano 16GB $268
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.43
1 month of gym membership in business district $37
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,317 prices entered by 219 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2017.

San Diego position in our World Ranking

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32nd
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10th
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10th
out of 51

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