Cost of living in Arcata, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Arcata, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,866
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,282
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List of prices in Arcata, California, United States. Current as of May 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.84
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.23
12 eggs, large $4.65
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.53
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $22
2 liters of coca-cola $2.55
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $4.93
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,601
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,233
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $241
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,407
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $944
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $105
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $51
40” flat screen tv $327
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $18
Hourly rate for cleaning help $30
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $67
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $190
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $102
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $146
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $28,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.98
Monthly ticket public transport $39
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) $10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $55
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $160
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.92
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $6
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.88
Tube of toothpaste $3.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
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) $100
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $87
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.85
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $48
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 17, 2020

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