Cost of living in Santa Ana, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Santa Ana, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,326
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,422
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Santa Ana, California, United States. Current as of Feb 2020.

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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 $3.96
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.80
12 eggs, large $2.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $11
2 liters of coca-cola $1.94
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.78
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,009
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,353
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $160
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,180
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,224
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $128
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $44
40” flat screen tv $310
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $149
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $39
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $115
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,873
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.97
Monthly ticket public transport $66
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $102
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.78
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.72
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.01
Tube of toothpaste $1.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $17
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $48
2 tickets to the movies $29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $207
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $66
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.04
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.62
1 month of gym membership in business district $34
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 296 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

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