Cost of living in Santa Barbara, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Santa Barbara, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,645
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,564
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List of prices in Santa Barbara, California, United States. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.45
12 eggs, large $4.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $2.62
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.75
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,127
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $127
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,209
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,553
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $88
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $70
40” flat screen tv $1,101
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $57
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $57
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $45
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $110
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $18,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.02
Monthly ticket public transport $37
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $30
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $11
4 rolls of toilet paper $5.00
Tube of toothpaste $3.17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $28
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $50
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $200
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $98
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $65
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 114 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2020

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