Cost of living in San Diego, California, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.76
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.97
12 eggs, large $4.26
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.64
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.73
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.01
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,397
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,851
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $165
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,925
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,204
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $136
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $48
40” flat screen TV $351
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $110
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $50
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $140
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,229
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.89
Monthly ticket public transport $73
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $21
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $104
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.76
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.02
Tube of toothpaste $1.97
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $23
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $196
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $79
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.74
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $427
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.57
1 month of gym membership in business district $48
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,917 prices entered by 279 different people.
Latest price update: July 18, 2018.

San Diego position in our World Ranking

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36th
out of 345
n. america
17th
out of 104
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16th
out of 89

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